56th Session Of UN’s Commission On Population And Development:
In 56th session of UN’s Commission on Population and Development,held at New York, deputy Secretary-General warned that the goal of achieving quality education for all by 2030 is “seriously off track”.
- Currently around 263 million children and young people are out of school in the world.
- Nearly 70 % of children in poorer countries cannot understand a basic text by age 10, mainly due to chronic factors such as poverty and malnutrition.
- The situation of women and girls in Afghanistan is severe where they have been banned from high school and university.
- Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) empowers girls to avoid unintended pregnancies and encourages both genders to stay in school, among other benefits.
- Most of countries are facing “a triple crisis in education – one of equity and inclusion, quality and relevance, to equip current and future generations with the skills they need to thrive in a fast-changing world.”
UN Commission on Population and Development:
- A Population Commission was established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 1946, which was renamed as the Commission on Population and Development by the General Assembly in 1994.
- The Commission is composed of 47 Member countries.