UNESCO World Teachers’ Day – Week of Activities

The World Teachers’ Day 2020 will be celebrated with a week-long series of virtual events

Every year on 5 October since 1994, UNESCO celebrates the World Teachers’ Day (WTD) to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers and the 1997 Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel. These normative standard-setting instruments set benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and working conditions.

This year the WTD will be celebrated virtually with the theme, “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future.”

See the schedule of activities here.

Additional Event Hosted by Zoom

Oct 7, 2020 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Teach For All & UNESCO World Teachers’ Day 2020 Panel: Lessons from this worldwide experiment in distance learning

Register for the Zoom event here.

Last Modified: October 5, 2020