Ban Ki Moon, Malala stress promotion of education
OSLO – UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has emphasized the need for promotion of education in order to secure better future.
Addressing the Summit on Education for Development in Oslo, Norway on Tuesday, he said the fight for education also demands fight against child labor and trafficking. “Countries will have to deliver on their promises for sustainable development,” he said. He especially appreciated the courage and resilence of Malala Yousafzai for the cause of education.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is leading Pakistani delegation in the Summit. He is expected to shed light on Pakistan’s initiatives and steps for promotion of education.
Malala Yousafzai also addressed the summit. In her speech, she urged the world leaders to make firm commitment for the promotion of education. “Education is a fundamental right of each child that can not be denied,” she said.
The moot is being attended by delegations from thirty eight countries.