This year World teachers’Day marks the 50th anniversary of the adoption of 1966 ILO/UNESCO recommendation concerning the status of teachersc. it is also the first World Teachers’Day (WTD) to be celebrated with the new Global Education 2030 Agenda adopted by the World community one year ago.
This year’s Theme ,”Valuing Teachers ,Improving their Attitude ” , embodies the fundamental principles of the Fifty – year old Recommendation while shining light on the need to support teachers as reflected In the Agenda’s Sustrainable Development Goals (SDGs) A specific education goal, SDH4 pledges to ” Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and life long learning opportunities for all”
Teachers are not only pivotal to the right to education they are key to achieving the target set out in SDG4 .
The roadmap for the new agenda , the Education 2030 framework for the Action , highlights the fact that teachers are fundemental for equitable and quality education and such, must be”adequetely trained, recruited and remunerated, motivated and supported within well-known resourced efficient and effectively governed system “.
However, In order to achieve this goal is necessary not only substantialially increase the supply of qualified teachers but to motivate by valuing their work by 2030, 3.2 million more teachers will be required to achieve universal primary education and 5: 1 million more in order to achieve universal lower secondary education.
UNESCO with the WTF convening agencies UP, UNICEF, UNDO and EI and the International Task force on Teachers dedicates this day to celebrating a unique Intergovernmental commitment- the only international standard -setting instrument on Teachers -. and reaffirms it commitment to the value of the profession.