Girls and boys are missing out on education: UN deputy chief

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Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed addresses the General Assembly High-level Action Event on Sustainable Development Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

So many girls are missing out on education but so are boys, the UN deputy chief said on Wednesday on the margins of a high-level meeting of the General Assembly.

Amina Mohammed was a key speaker at the one-day event which brings together education experts from around the world to discuss ways to advance action on Sustainable Development Goal 4.

SDG 4 seeks to "ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning."

It also recognizes that equity in access to education for girls and boys is critical in achieving gender equality, delaying marriage and developing female leaders.

Jocelyne Sambira has more.

Duration: 2’30″

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