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Bonne Journée mondiale des enseignants! 

¡Feliz Día Mundial de los Docentes!

Happy World Teachers’ Day!

In many different languages in countries around the globe, World Teachers’ Day celebrates the essential role educators play in teaching and nurturing students of all abilities at all levels of their academic careers. Celebrated on Oct. 5 since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) policy that set benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of educators, and teaching and learning conditions.

This year’s World Teachers’ Day theme is “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher.” This was chosen to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), when education was recognized as a key fundamental right — one that cannot be fulfilled without qualified teachers.

In observance of the day, Education International created the “25 Lessons on Education and Democracy.” This is a powerful visual that reminds of the importance of educators to opportunity and democracy in the United States and around the world.  UNESCO also created this beautiful poster to commemorate the special day.

“The world is counting on us!  Together, we can successfully advocate for educators and the students they serve,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García.

Share the graphics below on your social media accounts to let your family and friends know about World Teachers’ Day and start a conversation about the many ways that educators inspire our world.