Achieving Universal Primary Education Is The Most Important Millennium Development Goal

1580 Words Dec 4th, 2014 7 Pages
Achieving universal primary education is the most important millennium development goal. In 2001 when the world powers created the millennium development goals there was an estimated 115 million children who were deprived of the right to education with the majority of them being women. This is a catastrophe, a lack of universal primary education contributes to a lot of the world problems. There are many nations that have worked toward the millennium development goal of achieving universal primary education by 2015. Ethiopia is an example of a nation that is set to achieve universal primary education at the deadline, though there is still many obstacles they must overcome to achieve this. Many other nations still have a majority of their youth without access to education. Achieving Universal Primary Education solves just about every other millennium development goal. It is imperative that this millennium development goal is achieved sooner rather than later. Achieving Universal Education can solve massive poverty and world hunger. One of the development goals is to eradicate extreme poverty and hungry. According to The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization nearly 870 million people of the 7.1 billion people in the world were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012. If there was universal primary education around the world these horrific numbers would be drastically lower. Education gives children the skills and qualifications required to obtain jobs.…

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