“Education is an absolute necessity, not just for the children themselves but also for global peace, stability and prosperity for all. Schools should be treated as sanctuaries and that it is our common responsibility to ensure that every child has access to an education, even at times of conflict.”
- Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict during Arria Formula Meeting on the issue of attacks on schools in October 2017.
SSD Implementation Network
The Safe Schools Declaration State-led Implementation Network will promote cooperation, assistance, and peer-to-peer exchange of experience and good practice amongst states that have endorsed the Declaration.
Safe Schools Declaration
An inter-governmental political commitment to protect students, teachers, schools, and universities from the worst effects of armed conflict.
Education Under Attack 2022
A global study of attacks on schools, universities, their students and staff, in 2020 and 2021.
Toolkit for Collecting and Analyzing Data on Attacks on Education
Available in: English, French, Spanish
Track Attacks on Education (TRACE) Data Portal
GCPEA provides data from its Education under Attack database, along with technical guidance, to the Track Attacks on Education (TRACE) Data Portal. TRACE is led by Education Above All, KoboToolbox, and UNESCO.