Peng Liyuan urges to promote education for girls and women


BEIJING, November 11, 2021 / CNW / – Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, has called for continued efforts to enable more women to receive quality education that contributes to the realization of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals.

Peng, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) special envoy for the advancement of women’s and women’s education, spoke in an interview with Courier, a leading magazine published by UNESCO .

Noting that eradicating poverty and realizing gender equality are the common ideals of humanity and the common aspirations of women around the world, she said that through unremitting efforts, China it had achieved the goal of eradicating absolute poverty by making education a very important vehicle.

“We should be more determined to promote the education of girls and women, work to ensure that more women receive quality education and contribute to the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals,” said Peng.

He invited everyone around the world to work together and explore new ways and tackle challenges together. “As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, it is our common wish that no girl is left behind,” he said.

Peng affirmed the importance of UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative, stating that women are an important force in advancing human civilization and creating a better future for all.

She expressed the hope that governments of all countries, as well as international organizations and non-governmental organizations, take active action to empower women through education, promote greater development of girls’ and women’s education, and give new impulse to build a community with a shared future for humanity.

In 2015, China and UNESCO jointly established the Girls and Women Education Award. In recent years, the award has continued to have a positive impact.

As UNESCO’s Special Envoy for Women’s and Women’s Education, Peng expressed her willingness to continue to play her role and that China will continue to work with the United Nations agency to ensure the success of the second edition of the Education Award for Girls and Women.

This year, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of UNESCO, the Corriere publishes a special issue to highlight the main challenges that education must face in the world today and to propose solutions.


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