10 tidbits of teacher trivia for World Teachers’ Day

By Amar Toor
Communications and Digital Officer, Directorate for Education and Skills

Today is World Teachers’ Day! Established by UNESCO in 1994, World Teachers’ Day is an annual initiative dedicated to “appreciating, assessing, and improving the educators of the world”. This year’s celebration also marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognises education as a key fundamental right, and seeks to guarantee equal access to education for all children. And as this year’s theme reminds us, “the right to education means the right to a qualified teacher”.

In honor of today’s commemoration, we’ve put together a list of ten teacher-related stats, based on a wide range of our research and reports on education. Check out the full list below, and be sure to take some time today to thank the teachers in your life for their critically important work.

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