World’s Teachers’ Day

I found the list of teachers days around the world and thought it could be useful for our members to consult it.

World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is an international day held annually on October 5. Established in 1994, it commemorates the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which is a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world. This recommendation outlines standards relating to education personnel policy, recruitment, and initial training as well as the continuing education of teachers, their employment, and working conditions.

World Teachers’ Day aims to focus on “appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world” and to provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching.

To celebrate World Teachers’ Day, the UNESCO and Education International (EI) mounts a campaign each year to help give the world better understanding of teachers and the role they play in the development of students and society. They partner with the private sector such as media organizations to achieve this purpose. The campaign focus on different themes for every year.

For instance, “Empowering Teachers” is the theme for 2017. This was the year World Teachers’ Day commemorated the 20th anniversary of the 1997 UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel, bringing the sometimes-neglected area of teaching personnel at Higher Education institutions into the conversation about the status of teachers.

For 2018, the UNESCO adopted the theme: “The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher.” It commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and serves as a reminder that the right to education cannot be realized without trained and qualified teachers.

The UNESCO cites that everyone can help by celebrating the profession, by generating awareness about teacher issues and by ensuring that teacher respect is part of the natural order of things. Schools and students, for instance, prepare an occasion for teachers during this day. More than 100 countries commemorate World Teachers’ Day and each holds its own celebrations such as the case of India, which has been commemorating Teachers’ Day every 5th September.

As the day usually falls during Australian school holidays, Australian states and territories celebrate on the last Friday of October each year instead. In 2020, it will be celebrated on Friday 30 October.

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As for the VNTU (short name of “Global Federation of Vietnamese Teachers’ Unions”) we are starting our activities and will be more active in sharing news on Education to our members around the World. For the moment, the more active chapters are in the USA and Switzerland.

We hope to welcome more from other Vietnamese Teachers Associations or Groups in other countries to this Association and start celebrating the World Teacher’s Day in a more festive mood.

Let’s keep in touch.

Anita H.


Welcome Message

The Vietnamese Teacher’s Union (VNTU) was founded by a small group of teachers based in Vietnam.

The original intention is to provide a platform for teachers to reflect on the working environment at school, and to express their concern on ethical issues within the institution such as misconduct in the studies, bullying in class, and poor management at work.

There was also a need to create a positive impact on the behaviour of students among themselves, and towards teaching staff, by example and by dialogue.

At the time of globalisation, more than ever, education is the key to help Vietnamese in their integration to the international job market. Knowledge, skills and attitude are key components in the learning process, and the role model of teachers are important in shaping the students future behaviour in life and at work.

The founders of the Vietnamese Teachers’ Union aim to create a model of good governance to help the education sector improve the learning environment through exchanging with their peers across the country and beyond.

The Global Federation of Vietnamese Teachers’ Unions (VNTU) project was initiated and supported by the Institute for Viet-US and Globalisation Studies (USA), to reach out to all Vietnamese teachers worldwide. The mission is to rebuild a learning environment that can bring back the Vietnamese values and spirit to the education sector at home. We hope, by doing so, to help reduce violence and cheating at school, and reduce the sources of conflicts among a growing numbers of victims of this degradation.

As of October 2020, the VNTU community is reaching out to the world through its Global Office in Geneva, with the support of the Association Pont-du-Pacifique Les Amis du Vietnam, and the Vietnam Hoc Institute, both based in Switzerland. Through the training programs aimed at capacity building of Vietnamese teachers, in collaboration with a number of international organisations, namely Foundation, Agape Foundation and our training partners, namely SBI Training Solutions, Au Lac Vietnamese Language School, ABS Institute, and many more, we hope to contribute to the Vietnamese communities of teachers unions worldwide some learning resources to attain the goals and objectives of the Charter of the VNTU.

We welcome any good proposal or contribution to our efforts in making the world a better place to live. Join us to contribute to this Forum.

Anita H.

Introducing Members

Dr Anh Tho Andres joined the Vietnamese Teachers Union in September 2020. She is an expert in intercultural communication, navigating between 4 cultures and 5 languages which she uses daily for work and leisure. She is authoring a number of blogs on wordpress and blogspot on topics related to Vietnam Hoc projects. For more information on her academic profile, visit, or her linkedIn profile at