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Photo: UN Photo/Marco Dormino.Photo: UN Photo/Marco Dormino

Preparations are underway for the Second International Conference on Safe Schools, hosted by Argentina in Buenos Aires on 28 and 29 March this year. The conference aims at building on the Safe School Declaration's increasing momentum.

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Photo: UNHCR/ J. Ose.

Norway and Argentina are working with interested states and relevant UN and civil society organizations, to increase global attention towards the need to better protect education from attack. Norway invited all states that want to support a Safe Schools Declaration, including endorsing the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict , to the Oslo...

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Photo: Human Rights Watch.

As the work to protect education during armed conflict continues, The Democratic Republic of Congo has recently transmitted its letter of endorsement, and thus become the 55th state to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration.

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Photo: Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA).

The Slovak Republic has recently transmitted to Oslo its letter of endorsement of the Safe Schools Declaration, signed 29.12.2016. With this latest endorsement, the Safe Schools Declaration is signed by 57 states, now including the majority of EU Member States.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende condemns the terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University, and emphasises Norway’s commitment to the Safe Schools Declaration.

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Photo: UNESCO/P. Chiang-Joo.

During the opening day of its 38th General Conference in Paris on 3 November, UNESCO invited its Member States to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration. H.R.H Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and State Secretary Tone Skogen from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attended the event.

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Representatives from some 60 countries gathered in Oslo on 28 and 29 May to work for safer schools and universities in areas of armed conflict. ‘The Oslo Conference on Safe Schools markes the launch of a concerted global effort to ensure safe education for children and young people in countries affected by conflict. We are pleased that there is already broad support for this initiative, which...

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