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Countries Should do More to Protect Schools from Attack. One way to do this is endorse and implement the Safe Schools Declaration.

Sixty nine countries, including most NATO and European Union member states, have now endorsed the declaration. But Britain is not yet among them.

Security Council members should endorse the Safe Schools Declaration

Welcome to the first edition of Safe Schools Declaration Newsletter. The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack* coordinates advocacy for endorsement, and monitors implementation, of the Safe Schools Declaration, a state-led process that is co-championed by the governments of Argentina and Norway.

Despite the occasional good news, the numbers indicate a collective failure by the UN and its member countries to protect the most vulnerable.

SRSG Virginia Gambia called on UN Member States that have not already done so to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration.

After their schools were burnt by unidentified men, Kashmiri students struggle to study in classrooms with broken roofs and windows, blackened walls.

Schools should be safe spaces for children, even amid armed conflict.

More than 150,000 children are unable to go to school due to a lack of security in northern and central Mali.

New Human Rights Watch report documents coalition attacks in March on a school housing displaced families in Mansourah.

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