The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack is a unique inter-agency coalition formed in 2010 to address the problem of targeted attacks on education during armed conflict.
GCPEA holds Workshop on Promising Practices in Protecting Education from AttackOn October 5-7, 2015, at a Workshop on Promising Practices in Protecting Education from Attack held in Istanbul, Turkey, over 75 education and protection stakeholders from more than 13 countries impacted by conflict gathered to discuss successes and challenges in protecting education.
51 States have endorsed the Safe Schools DeclarationIn Oslo on May 29, 2015, states joined the Safe Schools Declaration, committing to take concrete action to protect education from attack, including by endorsing and using the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use (photo credit: R.Fjeld, UD/Malala Fund).
PublicationLessons in War 2015: Military Use of Schools and Universities during Armed ConflictStates should act to deter the military use of schools and universities, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) in a study released on May 12, 2015.
Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed ConflictUnveiled December 16, 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland, the Guidelines call on armed forces and non-state armed groups to refrain from using education facilities for military purposes.
PublicationQuestions and Answers on the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed ConflictWhat do the Guidelines say? What are they aiming to achieve? GCPEA provides answers to these and other frequently asked questions about the use of schools for military purposes.
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November 10, 2015
Nina Nikolayevna prefers to focus on the good times. When the school principal reminisces about the celebrations they used to hold at School Number 3, she is animated and passionate.
November 03, 2015
In the presence of H.R.H Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, all Member States of UNESCO were today invited to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration.
“Schools must be safe places of learning and development for all children. They should be zones of peace. Those who attack schools and hospitals should know that they will be held accountable.”
- Secretary General's 10th Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict, 2011