School out of reach for nearly one in 10 children worldwide, UNESCO says

July 15, 2016 12:21 AM

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NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some 263 million children worldwide, nearly one in 10, do not go to school, posing a daunting hurdle to the United Nations' efforts to educate all children by 2030, the U.N.'s cultural agency UNESCO reported on Friday.

The number is "staggering," yet marks an improvement from 2000 when some 374 million children did not attend school, UNESCO said.

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