The International Day of Education is observed annually on January 24th. This day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2018 to celebrate the role of education in fostering peace and sustainable development. The day recognizes the importance of inclusive and equitable quality education for all, emphasizing its significance in promoting lifelong learning opportunities.

The International Day of Education aims to raise awareness about the need for education globally, highlight the challenges faced in achieving universal education, and promote efforts to ensure that all people have access to quality education, regardless of their background or circumstances. Education is considered a fundamental human right and a key driver for sustainable development and peace.

Each year, the day focuses on a specific theme related to education, addressing various aspects such as access, quality, inclusion, and innovation in education. It serves as an opportunity to reflect on progress made and challenges remaining in the global effort to provide education for all.