The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) celebrated Tuesday the anniversary of the World Teachers' Day to commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)/ International Labour Organization (ILO) recommendation concerning the status, rights and responsibilities of teachers.
In this context, Head of the Public Relations and Media Unit at NHRC Abdullah Ali Al Mahmoud said that after 18 months of confronting the Covid-19 pandemic that the world has gone through, many sectors have been affected, and there has been a stagnation in all their vital areas - including the educational process.
As we move forward to recovery and rebuilding, the World Teachers' Day for 2021 focused on providing teachers with the support they need to contribute to the full recovery process of the education movement and return it to its first course before the pandemic, he added.
Al Mahmoud explained that the World Teachers' Day, which comes under the theme 'Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery' this year, coincides with the reopening of schools with full capacity, pointing out that it is a good indicator of moving towards full recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic, which will require teachers to make great efforts in the process of reviving education.
He noted the teachers' great responsibility and integrity to achieve the tasks that await them - given that they are the main pillar towards achievement, especially after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goal no. 4, which states "Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all", in addition to the ratification of Segment 4.C on the role of teachers, which states: "By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing States."
He also highlighted the achievements accomplished by the State of Qatar in the educational movement, starting from the infrastructure of educational institutions and cadres, as well as the administrative staff, to the humanitarian initiatives through the Education Above All Foundation, which launched the Educate A Child (EAC), a Qatari initiative that struggles to save the world's children from ignorance, as it is a major humanitarian project at the global level launched from the State of Qatar, resisting pandemics, wars and internal conflicts around the world.
Head of the Public Relations and Media Unit added that the occasion of the World Teachers' Day is a reminder of these initiatives that promote the right of education, calling for further efforts to achieve the integrated building of the educational system in the world by 2030.
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