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World Teachers' Day is coming: Sign Up Now!

published 22 August 2007 updated 22 August 2007

World Teachers' Day is celebrated on 5 Oct every year to commemorate the signing of the UNESCO-ILO 1966 Recommendation on the Status of Education Personnel.

The over-arching theme of the event is "Quality Teachers for Quality Education" and the sub-theme this year is "Better working conditions for Teachers means Better Learning Conditions for Learners".

The day is marked by all education workers around the world through the organisation of activities that range from celebrating the teaching profession to lobbying their government to implement the 1966 Recommendation.

Since 1997, with the signing of the UNESCO Recommendation on the Status of Higher Education Personnel, 5 October is also celebrated by colleagues in the higher education and research sector.

Education International supports and encourages all member organisations to hold activities on World Teachers' Day. If you are an EI member organisation, you may request to receive printed World Teachers' Day publicity material as well as funding for your activities once you've registered your activities with us.

To do so, please go to the World Teachers' Day website and register today: http://www.ei-ie.org/worldteachersday