All students and educators, and schools and universities, are protected from attacks during armed conflict, including through prevention and response measures.
To protect education from attack through advocacy that leverages the strengths of our diverse membership.
Attacks on education occur in many countries affected by armed conflict, insecurity, and weak systems of human rights protections or political pluralism. Schools and universities should be safe havens where students and educators can work toward a better future. Instead, in at least 37 countries globally, there is a pattern of attacks on education by state security forces and non-state armed groups.
An inter-governmental political commitment to protect students, teachers, schools, and universities from the worst effects of armed conflict.VIEW THE DECLARATION
The GCPEA flagship report profiling 28 countries that experienced at least 10 attacks on education over the past 2 years.VIEW THE REPORT
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Click to view videos from the Fourth International Conference on the Safe Schools Declaration.VIEW VIDEO
A student stands at a desk in a classroom of a school in Chernihiv, Ukraine, that was destroyed by bombing in March 2022. © UNICEF/UN0726022/Ibarra Sánchez Tragically, attacks by armed forces…VIEW NEWS