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Thursday, 26 October 2017

UNESCO Says Over 264 Million Children Are Out Of School Worldwide



Over 260 million children and youths across the world, equivalent to the combined population of Russia, Poland and Germany, have no access to education, according to a new report from the UNESCO.
There are 61 million children of primary school-age that are disadvantaged, 60 million of lower secondary school-age (12-14 years), and upper secondary school-age set at 142 million.
The findings are part of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development report released jointly by the UNESCO institute for statistics and the global education monitoring report.
The report is based on data from 128 countries over the period 2010- 2015.
Irina Bokova, the director-general of UNESCO, urged the global community to undertake a common effort to overcome the educational "failure".
She adds that governments are the primary duty bearers for the right to education, yet this right is not justiciable in almost half of countries, and the primary course of action for those with a complaint is lost.

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