A day to celebrate the unique and vital role of teachers, in every country and continent of the world. For further information, visit the World Teachers' Day website.
Each year has a different theme.
Find out more on the UNESCO World Teachers Day page. Across the world, enrolment in primary schools is rising rapidly, as a result of population rise and efforts to ensure more children receive a primary education. However, the quality of education is being compromised in many countries as they can't get enough teachers into classrooms.This global teacher shortage is a setback for all development efforts.