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ECOSOC Update 26/11/16

The delegates are currently answering the question proposed by a moderated caucus – ‘ How can countries promote education alongside cultural and religious beliefs?’ Delegates are largely in agreement that it is important to promote cultural and religious tolerance. South Africa and Finland have both pointed out the importance of religion being integrated rather than assimilated into education, this is due to the sensitive nature of religious issues. Integration is the most careful way to promote education alongside cultural beliefs.» >

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ECOSOC Minutes 26/11/16

A moderated caucus to discuss encouraging adults to take primary education. Many countries suffer from illiterate adults, and as South Africa points out, it is important to educate these people in order to break the poverty cycle. When parents have not seen the benefits of education themselves, they are not necessarily encouraging of their children’s education. The delegates are coming up with ways to provide adults with the support they need to achieve a level of education.» >

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ECOSOC Update 26/11/16

We have resumed the debate with a moderated caucus, which aims to identify route problems in education and issues with the SDGs. The delegates are in agreement that a lack of funding in LEDCs is the route issue in education. The delegate of India points out that they are expected to pay over 200 billion US dollars in order to fulfil the goals outlined by the United Nations. This is not achievable, and therefore it is important to address how adequate funding can be attained.» >

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ECOSOC Minutes 26/11/16

The Chairs of the debate have called for more SOLUTIONS to how we can ensure equal opportunities in the classroom for those with tribal and gender disadvantages. As the delegate of Russia pointed out early on, the Millennium Development Goals have failed, hence why the Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by  2030, have been put in place. The main problem with the MDG’s was their emphasis on quantity rather than quality, and this is why the SDG’s aim to provide QUALITY education for all.» >

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