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In the presence of H.R.H Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, all Member States of UNESCO were today invited to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration.

At the opening day of the 38th General Conference on 3 November H.R.H Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, will attend the Safe Schools Declaration event at UNESCO Headquarters.

Hundreds of students at Moi University in western Kenya are fleeing the school's dorms, fearing a deadly extremist attack by some of their previous colleagues, a student leader said Friday.

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo should increase protection for students and schools in areas of the country affected by armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

There has been an “increasing disregard for international law” in many conflict situations around the world, leading to a worsening of the plight of children, Leila Zerrougui will tell Member States today as she delivers her

Leila Zerrougui highlighted key strategies aimed at protecting schools, students and teachers as she spoke at a high level event focused on upholding the right to education during emergencies, including armed conflict.

NEW YORK, 19 August 2015 - Last night, 13 educators and four of their children paid a most terrible price in the continuing conflict in Yemen – killed in an airstrike on a teachers’ office in Amran, just north of Sana’a. Twenty people, including one child, were injured. The latest casualties inflicted by all sides.

Borno State authorities set up a panel of 13 experts assigned to reopen schools closed for over a year due to violence and attacks by Boko Haram.

More than 1,500 schools have been damaged or destroyed as a result of the conflict in Iraq's troubled Anbar province alone, a spokesman said Monday.

Eighty-years ago today, the United States became the first country to ratify the international treaty commonly known as the Roerich Pact.