The State of the World's Children 2004

Girls, Education and Development

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The State of the World’s Children 2004 emphasizes the important role that girls’ education plays in advancing human development. It highlights strategies, programmes and initiatives in place in countries all around the world aimed at promoting girls’ education and improving the lives of all children.

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Educated girls, a uniquely positive force for development

Education is everybody’s human right. This simple fact is at the core of UNICEF’s commitment to girls’ education. It means that no girl, however poor, however desperate her country’s situation, is to be excluded from school. There is no acceptable excuse for denying her the opportunities to develop to her fullest potential.

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