Tue 1 Jan to Tue 31 Dec 2013

UN, World Bank and Pakistan discuss education

  • By Anne Cukier and 1 other
  • Last Update: 3 years ago
  • Pakistan

Girl school in Pakistan

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The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, the President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim and Pakistani ministers discuss education in Pakistan.

The meeting aims to convince the international community of helping Pakistan in the building of schools, providing learning materials, employment of teachers and ending discrimination against girls who go to school.

A recent UN report showed that Pakistan has the world's second worst rate of children missing out on education. In total, 5.1 million Pakistani children do not go to school, of which 3 million are girls.

In October, the Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for going to school and spreading online her desire for all girls in Pakistan to get education. A month later, UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown traveled to Pakistan , where he met the Pakistani President to discuss Malala's case and education in the country.

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