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World Teachers’ Day is held annually on 5 October since 1994 to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. The 1966 Recommendation constitutes the main reference framework for addressing teachers’ rights and responsibilities on a global scale.

The 2017 edition of World Teachers’ Day will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1997 UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel with a special focus on institutional autonomy and academic freedom to encompass this year's slogan “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers”.

Interviewee: Safia Kausar (Lecturer Government Viqar-Un-Nisa Postgraduate College for Women Rawalpindi)

Producer and Interviewer: Malik Sajid Hussain

It's a production of External Services Islamabad.


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