Focus on education and service to community at the UN Commission on Population and Development
The 45th Session of the UN Commission on Population and Development (23-27 April) focused on the priority theme of “Adolescents and Youth.” Baha'i delegates to the Commission shared the perspectives and experiences of the Baha'i community in promotion approaches to education that help young people to become protagonists of their development and agents of positive change in their communities. The Baha'i International Community’s statement to the Commission addressed the concepts of education in service of community, access to knowledge and meaningful participation, with a particular focus on the importance of educating girls. (Read statement in [English] [Arabic] [French] [Russian] [Spanish] [Chinese]). Ms. Alicia Cundall, a University of Toronto student and Baha'i youth delegate delivered the Baha'i International Community’s oral statement to the Commission.