Global Partnership to End Child Marriage welcomes this historic UN
resolution. The resolution demonstrates the broad international
consensus that urgent action is needed to end child marriage, a practice
that hold back 15 million girls a year, or about 41,000 a day, denying
them fundamental rights and undermining their future.
is no reduction in child marriage, 1.2 billion girls will marry as
children by 2050 – equivalent to the entire population of India.