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Challenges of Meeting the MDG Goal on Education

Posted on: April 12, 2008 11:43 AM
Related Categories: UN Office

Presented at: St. Thomas Episcopal Church Columbus-Georgia by Hellen Grace Akwii-Wangusa Anglican Observer and Personal Representative of the Archbishop of Canterbury at the United Nations.

Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes Education as a right and that elementary education shall be free and compulsory. The intrinsic value of education is:

  • In its ability to add meaning and value to ones life without discrimination.
  • In that it has an indispensable means to unlock and protect other human rights

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