Twitter GAM-13-029October 5th has been dedicated “World Teacher’s Day” by UNESCO since 1994. This year’s event, which will take place on Sunday, is centered on the theme: “Invest in the future, Invest in teachers.”

According to UNESCO, World Teachers’ Day “represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development.” Last year’s World Teacher Day featured the slogan “A Call for Teachers” and focused on addressing issues surrounding the teacher gap, barriers to better quality education and teachers’ role in developing globally-minded citizens.

Over 100 countries observe World Teachers’ Day, including the USA, Russia, Brazil, South Africa and Australia.

UNESCO, which stands for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has been a longtime advocate of promoting educational reforms and helping to develop the worldwide educational infrastructure. Created in 1945, UNESCO is considered the “intellectual” agency of the United Nations and their aim is “to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.”

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