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World Teachers' Day 2022: Know why it is celebrated on October 5

Oct 05, 2022 08:15 AM IST

World Teachers Day 2022 is being celebrated today, October 5. Here's all you need to know about the event.

World Teachers' Day or International Teachers day is celebrated across the globe on October 5.

World Teachers' Day 2022: Know why it is celebrated on October 5(Shutterstock)
World Teachers' Day 2022: Know why it is celebrated on October 5(Shutterstock)

World Teachers' day is a joint initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Education International.

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The day marks the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO recommendation concerning the status of teachers, regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.

It also celebrates the adoption of the UNESCO recommendation concerning the status of higher-education teaching personnel by the UNESCO General Conference in 1997.

UNESCO proclaimed October 5 as World Teachers’ Day in 1994.

World Teachers' Day 2022 theme

The theme of World Teachers' Day 202 is “The Transformation of Education Begins with Teachers”.

Teachers' Day in India

India, on the other hand has been celebrating September 5 as Teachers’ Day since 1962. In India, Teachers' Day is celebrated on September 5 to honor second President of the country Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, whose birth anniversary falls on the same day.

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