World Teachers' Day 2017

When, local time: 
Thursday, 5 October 2017 -
9:30am to 5:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Contact: 
Lydie RUAS Tel.: 33 (0)1.45.68.09.94

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”.