28 October 2008, Issue No. 21 - World Teachers' Day Wrap-up
Issue No. 21, 28 October 2008
High-Level Event on the Millennium Development Goals: Focus on MDG 3
A teacher helps a girl learn to count using coloured chalk at Government Model Primary School for girls in Tarat, Pakistan. (Photo: UNICEF/HQ04-0212/Zaidi)
World Teachers’ Day 2008
World Teachers’ Day, held annually on 5 October since 1994, commemorates the anniversary of the signing in 1966 of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. It is an occasion to celebrate the essential role of teachers in providing quality education at all levels.
Teacher shortages, insufficient training, society’s lack of respect for the profession and the policies needed to tackle these challenges were the emphasis of this year's World Teachers’ Day.
11-12 Nov - UNGEI GAC meeting, Paris, France 12-14 Nov - Learn without fear International Conference, Hamburg, Germany 13-14 Nov - EFA Working Group Meeting, Paris, France 19 Nov - World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse 20 Nov - Universal Children’s Day 25 Nov - EFA Global Monitoring Report 2009 Launch, Geneva, Switzerland 25 Nov - International Day to Prevent Violence Against Women 25–29 Nov - International Conference on Education: “Inclusive Education: The Way of the Future”, Geneva, Switzerland
INEE Minimum Standards Toolkit: Teachers and Other Education Personnel The INEE Minimum Standards present a global framework for coordinated action to enhance educational preparedness and response, increase access to relevant learning opportunities and ensure humanitarian accountability in providing these services.
Celebrating Commonwealth Teachers Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has called on governments to recruit more trained and qualified teachers where needed to address the global shortage of teachers.