World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is held annually on 5 October to celebrate and appreciate all teachers around the globe. It was launched by UNESCO in 1994. One and a half years into the COVID-19 crisis, the 2021 World Teachers’ Day will focus on the support teachers need to fully contribute to the recovery process under the theme “Teachers at the heart of education recovery.”
Global Peace Foundation (GPF) and Partner Plans
In the entire education system, it is teachers that have the greatest impact on students and education outcomes. A teacher can have a lasting and influential impact on the life arc of a student. We are extending the theme with “The Role of Teachers in Transforming Education Globally”
When to Celebrate
October and November 2021
Kenya, Uganda, Northern Ireland (UK), Republic of Ireland, Philippines, USA, Paraguay, India, Iraqi Kurdistan
Teachers lift the next generation of global citizens by passing on knowledge, values, and ethics — vital ingredients of a healthy functioning society. World Teachers’ Day presents an opportunity to elevate teachers in ways that build respect for the people and profession. World Teachers’ Day highlights the need to support, provide for, and empower teachers as the world community strives towards peace and development, sustainable societies, and quality education for all.
- November 8, 2021: India: Alchon Group of Schools, India & Global Peace Foundation
- November 3, 2021: Ireland & UK: Cooperation Ireland & Global Peace Foundation
- November 3, 2021: Latin America: UNESCO Paraguay, & Global Peace Foundation
- October 5, 2021: Uganda: Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (Good Morning Uganda Show), Global Peace Foundation
- October 5, 2021: Kenya: Global Peace Foundation Kenya
- October 5, 2021: Philippines: Global Peace Foundation Philippines
- October 5, 2021: Kurdistan Iraq. Ministry of Education, Kurdistan Regional Government; Global Peace Foundation.