||300 Social sciences > 370 Education
||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division
||Population, Education, Sustainable Development, Reproductive Health, UNCPD, ICPD-PoA
H.E. MR. AHMAD FAISAL MUHAMAD
Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations.
||Education is a longstanding right enshrined in human rights and developmental instruments, including in the Plan of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The ICPD Plan of Action also recognizes the key role of education in sustainable development, as well as the responsibilities of different stakeholders, particularly parents, in this regard. Investments in education systems are of utmost importance for population growth, as it empowers people to lead better, healthier and sustainable lives. For Malaysia, the education system serves as a fundamental component in our quest to be a developed nation, and in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Strengthening of human capital through education is a priority to Malaysia, with the Government providing free education to citizens up to secondary level.