World Teachers' Day 2017

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World Teachers’ Day is held annually on 5 October since 1994 to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. The 1966 Recommendation constitutes the main reference framework for addressing teachers’ rights and responsibilities on a global scale.

The 2017 edition of World Teachers’ Day will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1997 UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel with a special focus on institutional autonomy and academic freedom to encompass this year's slogan “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers”.


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 05.10.2017 07:30 local time
End 05.10.2017 15:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Guerriero, Sonia
Organizer Section of Teacher Development (ED/ESC/TED)
Contact Lydie RUAS Tel.: 33 (0)
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters, Paris
Street 125, avenue de Suffren
Room Room II
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 450
Official Website
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