UN dedicates Education Day to Afghan Girls

NEW YORK: Barring girls and young women from classrooms in Afghanistan could wipe out huge gains made in education and create “a lost generation”, the UN’s educational and cultural organization has warned.
The Paris-based UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced on Thursday that it was dedicated to the International Day of Education on 24 January, to Afghan women and girls. “No country in the world should bar women and girls from receiving an education. Education is a universal human right that must be respected,” UNESCO’s Director-General Audrey Azoulay, said in a statement. –Agencies