International Day of Education to Afghan girls and women
UNESCO dedicates the 2023 International Day of Education to Afghan girls and women
19 January 2023
Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, has decided to dedicate the 2023 International Day of Education (January 24) to Afghan girls and women.
On the occasion of an event organized at the UN headquarters, UNESCO will renew its call to immediately restore their fundamental right to education.
No country in the world should bar women and girls from receiving an education. Education is a universal human right that must be respected. The international community has the responsibility to ensure that the rights of Afghan girls and women are restored without delay.