Tuesday, 11 April 2023 05:15

UN commission examines threats to global education goal

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Two young women in Sudan play educational games on a solar-powered tablet.

Despite global promises and progress, some 263 million children and young people are out of school, indicating that achieving quality education for all by 2030 is “seriously off track”, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed warned on Monday.

The issue is under the microscope this week at the latest session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD), taking place at UN Headquarters in New York.