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World Teachers' Day 2006
2006 also marks the fortieth anniversary of the Joint ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers which drew international attention to teachers’ position in society.
World Teachers’ Day was inaugurated in 1994 to commemorate the signing of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers on 5 October 1966. This year's World Teachers' Day observance is particularly important in that it commemorates the 40th anniversary of the signing of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation. More than 100 countries currently celebrate World Teachers’ Day on 5 October.