Saturday, September 22, 2007
World Teachersâ€™ Day, held on October 5th each year, commemorates the anniversary of the signing in 1966 of UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. Teachers, as we all know, are key in the pursuit of quality education for all. World Teachersâ€™ Day is an occasion to celebrate the crucial role that teachers play in providing quality education at all levels.
We are happy to inform you that posters have been produced in six languages to commemorate the World Teachersâ€™ Day this year. To ensure timely and effective distribution of the posters we are dispatching a sufficient number of copies to all UNESCO Field Offices and Institutes, National Commissions and Education Ministries in Member States as well as to Permanent Delegations at UNESCO Headquarters.
In this regard we would like to inform you that:
1. In the countries where UNESCO has an office, we are sending approximately 15 to 30 posters to each National, Cluster and Regional Office for their distribution to UN agencies, partner organisations, bilateral donors, important NGOs, and any other stakeholders they deem important. In addition, five to ten poster are being sent directly to the National Commissions in these countries for distribution to national institutes related to teacher education
2. In the countries where UNESCO does not have an office, between 15-30 posters are being dispatched directly to each National Commission, depending on the country size, for their distribution to relevant national institutions as well as UN agencies, partner organisations, bilateral donors, important NGOs, and any other stakeholders they deem important. Therefore if your National Commission is in a country where there is no UNESCO Field Office, we rely on the National Commission to distribute the poster to ALL stakeholders.
3. In addition, a minimum of two posters are being directly dispatched to the Education Ministry in all Member States and to Federations of UNESCO Clubs as well as to all Permanent Delegations at the Headquarter.
We therefore request the kind collaboration of all National Commissions for UNESCO, for a timely andeffective distribution of the posters, in order to draw public attention to this yearâ€™s World Teachersâ€™ Day.
Thank you very much for your kind cooperation.