annually 5 October in more than 100 countries celebrated Teachers' Day, which was established in 1994 as World Teachers' Day (World Teaches' Day). It is the professional holiday of all teachers, trainers and educators — the day that marked the role and contribution of teachers in the process of quality education at all levels, and their invaluable contribution to society.
Historical prerequisites for the establishment of Teachers' Day was held on October 5, 1966 in Paris Special Intergovernmental Conference on the Status of Teachers (Special Intergovernmental Conference on the Status of Teachers). As a result, representatives of UNESCO and the International Labour Organization signed the document "Recommendations Concerning the Status of Teachers» (Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers).
October 5, 1994 World Teachers' Day was celebrated for the first time, and since then the holidays events always take place on October 5, although in some countries, this festival is celebrated in the days to close on October 5. The main thing that did not coincide with the celebration of the autumn holidays in the northern hemisphere and spring break — in the south.
Russia since 1994 marks World Teachers' Day on the calendar — October 5. Earlier this professional holiday falls on the first Sunday in October.
Invariably, the first Sunday in October, celebrate Teacher's Day in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, and Ukraine.
In 2002 year, Canada Post issued a commemorative stamp in honor of World Teachers 'Day.
Today, on World Teachers' Day, the UN offers parents and citizens for a moment to think about how their life has changed a good teacher, the memory of which they saved.
In recent years there has been a massive outflow of teachers, caused by factors such as the reduction of the budget of the civil service, the lack of normal working conditions, the impending retirement of older teachers, stress, exhaustion of physical and spiritual strength, and in many countries — a significant number of teachers dying of AIDS.
According to some estimates, by 2015 will require a total of 35 million new primary school teachers, nearly as much as now numbering in primary education.