The United Nations Children’s Found (UNICEF) aim is to improve children’s health and education, especially in poor countries; this association operates in over 150 countries around the world to provide their basic needs. In this committee, as delegates, you will discuss on themes related to education, child rights, gender equality, health, peace education and nutrition.
UNICEF goal is to create a world in which all children, regardless of their gender, socio-economic background or circumstances, have access to free, compulsory and possibly a high quality education. We must keep in mind that free education is not a privilege but a basic human right. There are over 59 million children of primary school-age, who are denied of their right to go to school and build their own education. The 16% of world population does not know how to write or to read: 67 millions are children. The highest percentage of illiteracy is in Syria, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
In this countries, children are forced to leave school because of different factors (poverty, parent’s illiteracy), including child labour. With the recent regressive trends towards universal enrolment, there’s no doubt that the world will not meet its most prominent global education. If the world does not start to treat this problem with massive priority, access to education will continue to stagnate and the quality of schools will decline. Without any help, children’s future opportunities are dramatically limited. Girls are one of the most marginalized groups, often excluded from education. Despite progress in recent years, girls continue to suffer severe disadvantages and exclusion in education systems throughout their lives. Moreover, many countries experience the partial or total absence of gender equality, when giving to girls the chance to study provides the cycle of poverty break. Educated women are less likely to marry early against their will, to die for childbirth, more likely to have healthy babies and to make their children attend schools. Obtain results on education quality and gender equality will create an important opportunity that will influence generations to come. Countries should take pioneering steps to eliminate fees and other costs to support children education and discourage the abandonment of the scholastic path
Quality education is the only education that works for every child and enables all children to achieve their full potential. The ultimate goal of guaranteeing free education is that no child has to experience disadvantage of any type and that all girls and boys can realize their potential and their dreams inside and outside the classroom.