United Nations International Day of Peace 21st September 2013

INTERNATIONAL-DAY-OF-PEACE-image for blogThis coming Saturday – the 21st September is the United Nations International Day of Peace and this year’s chosen theme is ‘Education for Peace’.  The 2013 Peace Day theme highlights education as an important path toward a more peaceful world as well as the crucial need for educational programming specific to the subject of peace.  Achieving gains in education will have an impact on all the Millennium Development Goals as well, from lower child and maternal mortality, to better health, higher income and more environmentally-friendly societies.  250 Million children cannot read, write or count well, even those with at least 4 years in school. Children have a fundamental right to free primary schooling of good quality.

When we put education first, we can reduce poverty and hunger, end wasted potential – and look forward to stringer and better societies for all

Ban Ki-moon #EducationFirst