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International Education Day, the UN asks the world to invest in human resources

International Education Day, the UN asks the world to invest in human resources

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DILI, 23 January 2023 (TATOLI)— The United Nations (UN) requests the whole world to prioritize education by investing in Human Resources (HR). 

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres made the comment on the celebration of International Education Day on january 24.

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres considers education to be a fundamental human right. It is the cornerstone of society, the economy, and everyone’s potential. But, without adequate investment, this potential will wither.

“It always surprises me that education is given such low priority in many Government policies and instruments of international cooperation. The theme of this year’s International Education Day reminds us that “to invest in people, put education first”. Investment is essential to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4,” ” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres statement seen by Tatoli. 

Last year’s Transforming Education Summit brought together the world to reimagine education systems so that every learner can access the knowledge and skills needed to succeed.

More than 130 countries have made commitments to ensure that universal quality education is a key pillar of public policy and investment.

The Call to Action on Education Investments and the creation of the International Financing Facility for Education created a new impetus in domestic and international financing.

The summit launched a series of global initiatives to mobilize support for education in crises, girls’ education, basic learning, transformational teaching, digital tools, and green education systems.

Now is the time for all countries to translate their Summit commitments into concrete actions that create a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all students.

Now is also the time to end all discriminatory laws and practices that hinder access to education. “I call on the authorities in Afghanistan in particular to overturn the ban and self-defeat access to secondary and higher education for girls.”

“I also encourage countries to put education at the heart of preparations for the Sustainable Development Goals Summit in 2023 and the Future Summit in 2024. Most importantly, I urge civil society and youth to continue to call for more and better investment in quality education,” he said.

Let’s keep the transformation fire burning. Let’s provide an education system that can support an equal society, a dynamic economy, and the unlimited dreams of every student in the world.

 

 

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