This day is observed on October 5 every year with an aim to improve teachers’ situation in the world. It was decided in the meeting between UNESCO and the International Labor Organization in the year 1966.
World Teachers Day 2019 is not only a special day for teachers but also for students. On this day, the teachers and retired teachers are honoured for their special contribution.
In the year 1966 ILO and UNESCO in their recommendations had said to make proper guidelines regarding the status of teachers' rights, responsibilities, their initial preparation, further education, recruitment, employment and teaching.
The Theme of World Teachers Day 2019 is Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession. Its objective is to suggest government to make teaching a profession of the first choice for young people.
On this occasion, UNESCO has invited school principals, teacher unions, parent-teacher associations, education officials, school management and trainers to share their wisdom.