Baligh asks member countries to contribute towards future UNESCO agenda

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 5 (APP): Minister of State for Federal
Education and Professional Trainings Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman
Thursday asked UNESCO to ensure that an effective oversight was kept
on those countries contributing towards financing of 2030 Education
Agenda Framework for Action.
He was speaking at UNESCO forum of the said agenda, says a news
release received here from Paris. He said all members being the inhabitants of planet earth have embarked on an ambitious and visionary journey of hope,
aspirations and good wishes, which is expected to change the world
for better. He said the most important among all goals is to ensure
equitable quality education and promotion of lifelong learning
opportunities. He acknowledged that the goal is ambitious which talks of
opportunities for learning, equity, quality and inclusiveness.
In short, it talks of providing a balanced, a level playing
field to all children and humans, at least in educating them, in
equipping them with tool of knowledge and skills, enabling them to
lead a better life and stay protected from menaces of extremism,
crimes, poverty and other evils, he further said.
He pointed out that Pakistan as a member state and as Chair of
E-9 countries, has played an active role in finalizing Education
2030 Framework for Action.
This framework is a forward looking and pragmatic document and
do-able plan, he said.
He hoped that United Nations and UNESCO have an effective
oversight for its true implementation as all of us know that without
adequate financing, it would not be possible to achieve the goals,
unless Overseas Development Assistance, as envisaged and designed is
realized.Education 2030 Framwork for Action is new UNESCO agenda for
social development.Earlier, the minister had a meeting with Director General UNESCO
Irina Bokova. Ambassador of Pakistan to France, Ghalib Iqbal was also
present during the meeting.