World Teachers' Day

The ILO, in collaboration with UNESCO, is pleased to invite you to the first World Teachers' Day event held at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Joint ILO/UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel (CEART), the event will bring together the Geneva-based community to explore the labour dimensions of the World Teachers' Day theme - how the right to education means the right to a qualified teacher.

Friday, 5 October 2018, from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm

Keynote speakers: 
Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, UNESCO (via live-stream)
Deborah Greenfield, Deputy Director-General, ILO
Koumbou Boly Barry, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education
David Edwards, General Secretary, Education International

Teachers and the future of work

Teacher-related issues will be explored in the context of the ILO’s centenary initiative on the future of work.

Teachers’ satisfaction and working conditions

Findings from a survey on teacher satisfaction and working conditions will be considered, including links to teacher quality and learning outcomes.

The event will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.

Registration required by 3 October 2018:
To register, please send your full name, institution and contact details to