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Posted On: 25 September 2018 03:46 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:19 pm

H.H. the Amir announces Qatar's pledge to provide quality education to one million girls by 2021

Khadiza Begum
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HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani has announced the State of Qatar's pledge to provide quality education to another one million girls by 2021.

This came during His Highness' participation in the round table held today, entitled "Leaders Dialogue" on providing education for girls in the context of conflict and fragile conditions, at the invitation oh HE prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau within the framework of the "Charlevoix Declaration on Quality Education for Girls, Adolescent Girls and Women in Developing Countries" which was issued at the G7 Summit -2018 in Canada. HH the Amir's Participation in the function was on the sideline of the 73th United Nations General Assembly.

HH the Amir also announced his support for the Charlevoix Declaration, especially since the State of Qatar has always given priority to education at both local and external levels, as reflected in its international development assistance programs.

As part of the State of Qatar's keenness on education, HH the Amir said that Qatar has led the efforts to issue the UN's landmark resolution on the right to education in emergency situations in 2010. This resolution indicated that a large proportion of the world's children out of school live in conflict-affected areas and in natural-disaster-stricken regions.

Qatar's education program for girls
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His Highness added that that several countries have supported many international and regional educational initiatives, expressing in this regard, pride in the Qatari initiative "Educate A Child", which has recently succeeded in helping 10 million marginalized and out of school children to receive quality primary education, with 82 partnerships in 50 countries and a total of USD 1.8 billion, of which, the Government of Qatar contributed one-third among global efforts between the private sector and civil society organizations.

The Roundtable addressed several issues where leaders exchanged views on how best to address the obstacles to girls' and women's access to quality education and skills development in order to advance their access to quality education in the context of conflict, crisis and fragile conditions.

The function was attended by a number of heads of delegation and senior officials participating in the 73th United Nations General Assembly in addition to governmental and non-governmental organizations. (QNA)