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56th Session Of UN’s Commission On Population And Development

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.