I am quite pleased to current this crucial resolution on girls’ education, alongside one another with our partners, the United Arab Emirates. I want to thank delegations for their constructive engagement on the textual content of this resolution.
We all know that educating women generates empowered women of all ages who can elevate their communities out of poverty, develop their economies and shape the destinies of their nations. And the pandemic has set again this critical trigger. We estimate around 11 million ladies are at threat of by no means returning again to college. So we have bought to redouble our initiatives.
This is a major global precedence for the United Kingdom and we have set it at the heart of our G7 Presidency. At last month’s G7 summit, leaders focussed on new targets to get 40 million more ladies into education, and 20 million extra girls reading by the age of 10. This is a major move forwards to providing the dedication to 12 decades of good quality schooling for all women.
The resolution that we are presenting now calls on States to really get behind this ambition. It would mark the to start with time that at the UN, we have agreed a document recognising the worth of ensuring access to at the very least 12 many years of high-quality education and learning for all ladies. And I am delighted that, at the time of recording this concept, much more than 60 states have presently given their support.
The resolution phone calls on governments to address and get rid of the limitations that women face in accessing high-quality schooling, points like kid marriage, the absence of access to sexual and reproductive health and fitness products and services. So we ought to all get at the rear of this effort, which will be completely vital to offering the Sustainable Enhancement Target 4 to “Ensure inclusive and equitable high quality instruction and advertise lifelong learning chances for all.”
And I hope we will all also be supporting the function of the Global Partnership for Instruction, the major world-wide fund solely dedicated to transforming the instruction chances in lower revenue nations around the world. The Uk will be internet hosting the International Education and learning Summit with Kenya later on this month to raise money for this vital bring about.
At the G7 the United kingdom led by example, we set in the largest at any time pledge we have ever built to the GPE of £430 million. And collectively with our G7 associates we agreed a whole pledge of at minimum $2 billion of funding around the subsequent 5 a long time. So we simply call on other people to make formidable pledges as perfectly, to back again up the G7’s endeavours, so that we can get in the direction of the concentrate on of £5 billion about this time period.
For the excellent of the future technology, it is time for the earth to stage up and provide on girls’ education and learning and I urge all Customers of the Human Rights Council to genuinely set their shoulders to the wheel and get guiding this vital resolution.