World Teachers’ Day 2022: We transform education

published 29 September 2022 updated 4 November 2022

On September 19 world leaders met at the United Nations and committed to transforming education everywhere. Teachers are at the heart of this transformation; they must be trusted and supported to make quality public education a reality for all students.

The leadership of teachers in transforming education is the theme of this year’s World Teachers’ Day – The Transformation of Education Begins with Teachers. Co-convened by Education International, UNESCO, the International Labour Organization, and UNICEF, World Teachers’ Day 2022 aims to highlight the work of teachers and call on governments to invest in teachers, involve teachers, trust and respect teachers.

“To truly celebrate World Teachers’ Day, we must go beyond thanking teachers. We must invest in quality public education systems. We call on governments everywhere to invest in teachers, guarantee labour rights and good working conditions, involve teachers in decision-making, and trust their pedagogical expertise. The transformation starts with teachers. We are the beating heart of education.”

David Edwards | General Secretary, Education International

Celebrate World Teachers’ Day and join the movement to transform education!

Here are a few things you can do in your union, your school, or online to celebrate World Teachers’ Day 2022.

1. Print and display this year’s poster

In your school or your union, make sure everyone knows it’s World Teachers’ Day.

Click here to download the high resolution poster in several languages!

2. Speak up online!

Make your voice heard on social media and highlight teacher leadership in transforming education.

Feel free to use the suggested post and image below and don’t forget to tag Education International so we can amplify your message:

Teachers are the beating ❤️ of education.

📢 This #WorldTeachersDay, teachers around the world call on all governments to

✅ Invest in teachers

✅ Involve teachers

✅ Trust teachers

✅ Respect teachers

Click here to download the image above and don't forget to add it to your post.

3. Share Education International messages

Spread the word by sharing the post below on Twitter and Facebook.

4. Tune in for the World Teachers’ Day event hosted by UNESCO

Our General Secretary David Edwards will bring the voice of teachers everywhere to the opening ceremony of the World Teachers’ Day event hosted by UNESCO in Paris. The event will begin at 10:00 am, Paris time, on October 5th. Watch the event live on the UNESCO website.

Other speakers include Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO; Gilbert F. Houngbo, Director-General of the International Labour Organization; and Catherine Russel, Executive Director of UNICEF.