News Archive

Welcome to the first edition of Safe Schools Declaration Newsletter. The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack* coordinates advocacy for endorsement, and monitors implementation, of the Safe Schools Declaration, a state-led process that is co-championed by the governments of Argentina and Norway.

Despite the occasional good news, the numbers indicate a collective failure by the UN and its member countries to protect the most vulnerable.

SRSG Virginia Gambia called on UN Member States that have not already done so to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration.

After their schools were burnt by unidentified men, Kashmiri students struggle to study in classrooms with broken roofs and windows, blackened walls.

Schools should be safe spaces for children, even amid armed conflict.

More than 150,000 children are unable to go to school due to a lack of security in northern and central Mali.

New Human Rights Watch report documents coalition attacks in March on a school housing displaced families in Mansourah.

Malala’s Courage Should Prompt UK to Step Up

Naxals damaged a school and a community health centre being constructed in Chhattisgarhs insurgency-hit Narayanpur district.

By endorsing the Declaration, which is an intergovernmental commitment to protect schools, universities, students, and teachers from attack in armed conflict, the government of Burkina Faso has joined 18 of its fellow African Union member states.

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