20 May 2013 150 Education is not against any religion, the head of the United Nations educational and cultural agency told Afghan authorities and families during a visit to the country to promote learning for women and girls, and to highlight the importance of Afghan cultural heritage as a vital economic asset. "Providing education to girls and women is not against religious beliefs," said ...
ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif, who is set to become prime minister for a third time after his party won recent parliamentary elections, on Monday called for peace talks with domestic Taliban extremists, saying "this is the best optionrdquo; to fight militancy. Addressing newly elected federal and provincial lawmakers of his Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) party in Lahore, Sharif ...
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President Hamid Karzai will be in India for a two-day visit, discussing issues that are of importance to both countries. This would be his twelfth visit here, and this in itself, is testimony to the importance of this relationship that both need to nurture constantly. There are however concerns that affect both countries, arising from the impending drawdown, as it is called, of U.S. forces next ...
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20 May 2013 150 Education is not against any religion, the head of the United Nations educational and cultural agency told Afghan authorities and families during a visit to the country to promote learning for women and girls, and to highlight the importance of Afghan cultural heritage as a vital economic asset.
"Providing education to girls and women is not against religious beliefs," said Director General of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, wrapping up a three-day visit to the country. "It enhances their opportunities to contribute to the development of their societies, to feel an integral part of them, and to benefit their families."
In the capital, Kabul, Ms. Bokova visited the Ayesha-e-Durrani High School, named after the first Afghan women to open a school for local girls. Shuttered and damaged just a decade ago, today 1,600 students are enrolled in the school which includes computer and science laboratories.
"Here in this school I see the results of our work," said Mrs. Bokova. "I have come here with a strong message of support. You are a country of ancient traditions and young talent."
Despite positive changes in the education sector, three million Afghan children remain out of school." ...
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