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.
Issuing Presidential Statement, Security Council Expresses Grave Concern about Increase in Attacks on Schools, Underlines Education’s Contribution to Peace
UN, September 14, 2020
The Security Council today urged Member States to develop effective measures to prevent and address attacks and threats against schools, including by developing domestic legal frameworks. In a presidential statement…