World Teachers Day is observed on 5 October


  • World Teachers' Day is observed on 5 October every year.
  • The day aims to provide a great opportunity to appreciate and thank all the teachers of the world who have gone out of their way to make sure no one is left behind.
  • World Teachers' Day 2020 assumes huge significance amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Theme of the year- 2020:
  • The theme for 2020 World Teachers' Day is "Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future."
  • The theme focuses to celebrate the teaching profession worldwide, draw attention to the voices of teachers, and take stock of achievements.
  • Teachers are at the heart of efforts to attain the global education target of leaving no one behind.
  • World Teachers' Day is observed annually on 5 October since 1994.
  • The Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 International Labour Organization (ILO)/ United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.
  • The day is is co-convened in partnership with UNICEF, the International Labour Organization and Education International.