Celebrating the International Day of Education in New York!

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development and invited UNESCO to facilitate its celebration worldwide.

Today, 258 million children and youth still do not attend school; 617 million children and adolescents cannot read and do basic math; less than 40% of girls in sub-Saharan Africa complete lower secondary school and some four million children and youth refugees are out of school.

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