World Teachers Day - 5 October

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World Teachers' Day is celebrated globally on 5 October.

An Overview of the News

  • World Teachers' Day is a day to honor and recognize the important role of teachers in transforming education and society. It calls for support and appreciation for teachers around the world.

  • World Teachers' Day is organized by UNESCO in collaboration with the International Labor Organization (ILO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Education International (EI).

  • In India, Teacher's Day is celebrated on 5 September.

Theme 2023:

  • The theme of World Teachers' Day 2023 is "The teachers we need for the education we want: The global imperative to reverse the teacher shortage"

  • UNESCO emphasizes the importance of addressing the decline in the number of teachers worldwide.

Background of World Teachers Day:

  • In 1994, UNESCO's General Assembly passed a resolution designating October 5 as World Teachers' Day.

  • On October 5, 1966, UNESCO held a special conference in Paris, where the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Relating to the Status of Teachers was adopted, which established rights and responsibilities for teachers and established international standards for education. Went.

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization):

  • Establishment - 16 November 1945

  • Membership - 195 member countries and 8 associate members

  • Areas of focus - UNESCO works in the fields of education, science, culture, communication and information to achieve its mission.

  • Headquarters - Paris, France

  • Director General - Audrey Azoulay

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