UN Secy Gen Speaks at Global call to Action for Adolescent GirlsWomen-

Calling for Action to Meet the Unfulfilled Promise of Education for Girls

Celebrities, youth activists and world leaders gathered at the UN Headquarters to put a spotlight on adolescent girls’ education, in an event co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Ireland, together with UN Women, the One Campaign and the Global Partnership for Education. Education of adolescent girls has a catalytic impact for delivering on global commitments and advancing gender equality. Educating girls opens doors to decent job opportunities and access to financial resources, and provides them with vital information about their rights and confidence to make their voices heard. Yet, more than 130 million girls worldwide are not in school. UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said: “The only way to reach gender equality is to start with gender parity in our educational systems. As a former teacher I am aware that this is a requirement to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.” Complete Article HERE