The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), has stated that as many as 67 million children are still denied the right to education worldwide. Th is may be due to financial, social, or other problems like health or strife. One of the most recent issues that came up in the ECOSOC survey is the lowering of educational budgets by many governments, as a result of the financial crisis being faced by them. A survey conducted on 18 low income countries shows that seven of them cut their education spending, raising concerns that many more children would drop out of school in these countries. The other key hindrance to overall education is armed conflict, which occurred in 35 countries over the last decade.
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