Opening event of World Teachers' Day : on 5 October 2021


The Opening Event of 2021 World Teachers' Day commemorations will be held on 5 October from 13:00 to 15:00 (Paris time / UTC+2). It will be attended by the Director-General of UNESCO and the Heads of Office of organizing partners - namely UNICEF, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Education International (EI). Several ministers of education and leading experts will share their experience and perspectives on the support teachers need in the educational recovery. The debates will be interpreted into all six UN official languages. To participate and learn more, please take a look at the below concept note.

From October 4th to 8 th  2021, UNESCO, together with the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF, Education International and numerous partners, will be hosting a series of online open events to share knowledge and the latest research on the key issues affecting the teaching profession, and to exchange best practices from around the world supporting teachers and learning for a successful recovery.

Simultaneous interpretation in one or more UN working languages, i.e., Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian, will be available for most of the events.

I would like to invite you to join these events and disseminate the invitation in your networks. The full programme of events is available on the 2021 World Teachers' Day website as well as the social media pack in both French and English.


Concept note