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Speakers

Here are the people who will join us in celebrating the teachers of the world on 5 October. New names are added every day so check this page regularly.

Stefania Giannini

Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General, World Health Organization

Maria Ressa

Time Magazine Person of the Year, Rappler co-founder and CEO

Alberto Fernández

President, Argentina

Susan Hopgood

President, Education International

Macky Sall

President, Senegal

Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister, New Zealand

Alice Albright

CEO, Global Partnership for Education

Giriraj Mani Pokharel

Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal

Andria Zafirakou

Teacher, Winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2018

Andreas Schleicher

Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Diane Ravitch

Research Professor of Education, New York University

Andrew Holness

Prime Minister, Jamaica

Julia Gillard

Board Chair, Global Partnership for Education

Dr. Tsai Ing-wen

President, Taiwan

Thembelani Thulas Nxesi

Minister of Employment and Labour, South Africa

Henrietta Fore

Executive Director, UNICEF

Steffen Handal

President, Union of Education Norway

Amina Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

Hanan Al Hroub

Teacher, Winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2016

Jelmer Evers

Vice-President, AOB, The Netherlands

Jane Goodall

Primatologist and anthropologist, Jane Goodall Institute

Grace Grace

Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations, Queensland, Australia

Michael Soskil

Teacher and author, Global Teacher Prize Top 10

Erna Solberg

Prime Minister, Norway

Michelle Codrington-Rogers

President, NASUWT The Teachers’ Union

David Sengeh

Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, Sierra Leone

Sharan Burrow

General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation

Larry Flanagan

General Secretary, The Educational Institute of Scotland

Christian Chevalier

European and International Affairs Secretary, UNSA-Éducation, France

Mary Bousted

Joint Secretary-General, National Education Union, United Kingdom

Guy Ryder

Director General, International Labour Organization

Becky Pringle

President, National Education Association (US)

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

President of Brazil, 2003-2010

Süleyman Gelener

Board Member, Cyprus Turkish Teachers Trade Union

Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Global March Against Child Labour, Global Campaign for Education and Children's Foundation

Lawrence Wong

Minister for Education, Singapore

Refaat Sabbah

President, Global Campaign for Education

Nadine A. Molloy

Former President, Jamaica Teachers’ Association

Anja Karliczek

Minister of Education, Germany

Loau Solamalemalo Keneti Sio

Minister of Education, Sports and Culture, Samoa

Koumbou Boly Barry

Special Rapporteur on the right to education, United Nations Human Rights Council

Galina Merkulova

Vice-President of the European Trade Union Committee for Education, President of the Education and Science Employees' Union of Russia

Prof. Marwan Awartani

Minister of Education and Chairman of the Palestinian European Academic Cooperation Council, Palestine

Marième Sakho Dansokho

General Secretary, Teacher Trade Union of Senegal

Dr Habibah Abdul Rahim

Director General, Ministry of Education, Malaysia

Randi Weingarten

President, American Federation of Teachers

Shoya Yoshida

General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation | Asia Pacific

Lhagva Tsedevsuren

Minister of Education and Science, Mongolia

Christine Blower

President, European Trade Union Committee for Education

Pasi Sahlberg

Professor of Education Policy, UNSW Sydney

Pan Wen-Chung

Minister of Education, Taiwan

Manal Hdaife

Vice-President, Public Primary Schools Teachers League, Lebanon

Lily Eskelsen-García

Former President, National Education Association (US)

Mugwena Maluleke

General Secretary, South African Democratic Teachers Union

Koen Timmers

Global Teacher Prize 2017 & 2018 finalist, educator and researcher, Project Kakuma

Shigeru Aoyagi

Director, UNESCO Bangkok

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