Safe Schools Declaration and Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use During Armed Conflict

The Safe Schools Declaration is an inter-governmental political commitment that provides countries the opportunity to express support for protecting students, teachers, schools, and universities from attack during times of armed conflict; the importance of the continuation of education during armed conflict; and the implementation of concrete measures to deter the military use of schools.

The Guidelines provide concrete guidance to states and non-state armed groups for the planning and execution of military operations to better protect schools and universities from use by armed groups, and to minimize the negative impact that armed conflict has on students’ safety and education.

The Declaration is also a framework for collaboration and exchange, and endorsing states agree to meet on a regular basis to review implementation of the Declaration and use of the Guidelines.

Follow the link in the View and Download section to access the Safe Schools Declaration, the Guidelines, and additional tools and resources in several languages, 

Published 2017-03-15

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