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Even During Conflict, Schools and Hospitals Must Remain Safe Havens – Statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict 

“This year has already proven to be devastating for children’s education in situations where armed conflict is rife”, said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), Virginia Gamba. In Ukraine, the United Nations has reported 155 attacks on school facilities and infrastructures occurring in government-controlled territory, non-government-controlled territory, and contested [...]

2022-05-13T11:44:32-04:00Friday, 13 May 2022|

Act to Protect Schools and Hospitals in Situations of Armed Conflict

Statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict New York, 2 November 2020 - "We are continuing to witness the dramatic impact on children of indiscriminate attacks on education and health facilities, and humanitarian personnel in situations of armed conflict," said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and [...]

2020-11-20T19:12:20-05:00Monday, 2 November 2020|

Urgent to Protect Schools from Military Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic – SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict

Ensuring the protection of schools and education as the world addresses the COVID-19 pandemic is of utmost importance reminds the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba. Reaffirming the calls for a global ceasefire made by the Security Council (SCR 2532) on 1 July and by the Secretary-General on 23 [...]

2021-03-17T06:37:37-04:00Thursday, 16 July 2020|

Protection of Schools Essential to Increase Access to Education in Africa

- Leila Zerrougui addresses the African Union Open Session on Children and Armed Conflict Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Protecting schools from attacks and military use is essential to fulfil one of the promises of the 2030 Agenda: ensuring access to education for all children, Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and [...]

2021-07-12T12:20:50-04:00Tuesday, 10 May 2016|

Strengthening the Protection of Education during Armed Conflict – December 2015

Strengthening the Protection of Education during Armed Conflict Remarks by Leila Zerrougui, delivered on Monday December 14, 2015 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva Please check against delivery Excellencies, dear colleagues, Let me first thank the Permanent Missions of Norway and Argentina for holding this event, as well as all the sponsors who contributed to [...]

2021-07-12T12:31:04-04:00Tuesday, 15 December 2015|
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