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.

  • Publication
    Toolkit on Implementing the Guidelines launched at the Second Safe Schools Conference
    GCPEA, in partnership with the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, released a toolkit on implementing the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use During Armed Conflict at the Second International Safe Schools Conference in Buenos Aires on March 28, 2017.
  • PRESS RELEASE
    Belgium Becomes the 62nd State to Endorse the Safe Schools Declaration
    Belgium announced its endorsement of the Safe Schools Declaration at the Second International Safe Schools Conference, co-hosted by the Argentine ministries of foreign affairs and defense in Buenos Aires on March 28-29.
  • 62 States have now joined the Safe Schools Declaration
    In Oslo on May 29, 2015, 37 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. The number of endorsing states has been growing ever since. (photo credit: R.Fjeld, UD/Malala Fund).
  • Publication
    Questions and Answers on the Safe Schools Declaration
    What is the Safe Schools Declaration? What do countries who endorse the Declaration agree to do? GCPEA provides answers to these and other frequently asked questions about the Safe Schools Declaration.

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Belgium supports the Safe Schools Declaration

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders attaches great importance to the operational implementation of this declaration.

States gather in Buenos Aires to strengthen school safety in armed conflict

A toolkit to assist states in implementing the Guidelines will also be launched at the Conference.

Recent GCPEA Resources

“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