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World Teachers' Day 2013

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“A Call for Teachers!” is the slogan of World Teachers’ Day 2013 on 5 October.

Since teachers are the most powerful force for equity, access and quality education, a call for teachers means calling for quality education for all. 

Quality education offers hope and the promise of a better standard of living. There is no stronger foundation for lasting peace and sustainable development than a quality education provided by well trained, valued, supported and motivated teachers.

Why a call for teachers?

Because there is a huge shortage of professional, well-trained and well-supported teachers to achieve better quality education. The challenge of recruiting teachers does not lie just in the numbers, but in the provision of quality teachers. Far too often teachers remain under-qualified, poorly paid and with low status.

The focus of the 2013 World Teachers’ Day celebrations on 4 October in New York and Paris will be on tackling the teacher gap, barriers to better quality education and teachers’ role in developing globally-minded citizens.

Partners are also urged to organize events around the world in order to make the day a truly international celebration. World Teachers' Day partners include EI, ILO, UNDP, UNESCO, and UNICEF.

Joint message by ILO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF and EI
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OTHER LINKS
UNESCO's World Teachers' Day page
Education International's Unite for Education page
Global Learning Crisis infographic

EVENTS
Celebration of World Teachers' Day & 'Unite 4 Education' Paris Launch
When: 4 October, 9:00-17:30 GMT+2
Where: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris
Organizers: EI, ILO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF
More information | Event Program

Celebration of World Teachers' Day & 'Unite 4 Education' New York Launch
When: 4 October, 8:50-11:30 GMT-4
Where: UNICEF House, New York
Organizers: EI, ILO, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF
More information | Event Program


 

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