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لا تعليم بلا تنمية

أوسلو ــ التعليم حق من حقوق الإنسان. ومثله كمثل غيره من حقوق الإنسان، لا يمكن اعتباره أمراً مفروغاً منه. ففي مختلف أنحاء العالم، هناك نحو 59 مليون طفل و65 مليون مراهق خارج المدرسة. وأكثر من 120 مليون طفل لا يكملون تعليمهم الابتدائي.

ووراء هذه الأرقام هناك أطفال وشباب يحرمون ليس فقط من حق من حقوقهم، بل وأيضاً من الفرص: الفرصة العادلة للحصول على وظيفة لائقة، والإفلات من براثن الفقر، وإعالة أسرهم، وتنمية مجتمعاتهم. وهذا العام، سوف يحدد صناع القرار أولويات التنمية العالمية للسنوات الخمس عشرة المقبلة. وينبغي لهم أن يتأكدوا من وضع التعليم في مرتبة عالية ضمن قائمة الأولويات.

إن الموعد النهائي لتحقيق الأهداف الإنمائية للألفية يقترب بسرعة. ونحن نتحمل مسؤولية التأكد من الوفاء بالوعد الذي قطعناه على أنفسنا في بداية الألفية: ضمان إتمام الفتيان والفتيات في كل مكان مرحلة التعليم الابتدائي.

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