UNESCO Director General calls for unhindered right to education in Afghanistan

UNESCO has provided technical assistance to strengthen education in Afghanistan since 1948. Through its office in Kabul, UNESCO has invested in education policy especially for girls’ education, with the largest literacy campaign in the history of the Organization which has reached 1.2 million Afghans, including 800,000 women. More recently UNESCO has been supporting efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, helping the education system to promote a safe return to school, especially for girls.