World Teachers' Day 2012

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"Take a stand for teachers!" is the 2012 motto for World Teachers' Day. Celebrations are being organized around the world. UNESCO calls on everyone to consider undertaking a special celebration for World Teachers' Day. Contact us at the address indicated to tell us what you are planning.
"Teachers… ultimately determine our collective ability to innovate, to invent, to find solutions for tomorrow. Nothing will ever replace a good teacher. Nothing is more important than supporting them.” (Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General).

World Teachers’ Day is held annually on 5 October to celebrate the essential role of teachers in providing quality education at all levels. It also commemorates the anniversary of the 1966 signature of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 05.10.2012 08:00 local time
End 05.10.2012 19:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Sia, Lucio
Country Worldwide
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters and worldwide celebrations
Street 125, avenue de Suffren
Room Room II, Room I
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Estimated number of participants 1000
Official Website More information on World Teacher's Day 2012
Link 1 Register your World Teachers' Day event on the map
Link 2 UNESCO's Director General's message on the occasion of WTD 2012
Link 3 World Teachers' Day 2012 poster
Link 4 Joint message from UNESCO, ILO, UNDP, UNICEF and Education International