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The Second International Day to Protect Education from Attack (2021)


The Geneva Institute for Human Rights participated in the high-level virtual event to commemorate the second United Nations International Day to Protect Education From Attack, which took place virtually today, on the 9th September 2021.


EAA in partnership with UNESCO, UNICEF, the UN SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict and the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, encouraged global advocacy through the provision of a platform with a variety of high-level international key players for a multi-sectoral debate, and creative thinking, on the topic of how the international community should galvanize action against attacks on education at global, national and local levels.


As a result of the onset of recurring attacks on education, including the kidnapping and exploitation of school children, the theme of this year’s event is ‘Protect Education for Sustainable Peace.’ The aim is to call for the prioritization of education in countries COVID-19 recovery and peace-building efforts, in an attempt to ensure that education systems are more responsive and resilient.


International Day to Protect Education from Attack was established in 2020 following a unanimous decision by the United Nations General Assembly to pass a resolution by the Chairperson of Education Above All, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, to shed light on the reality of over 75 millions children in situations of crisis, who are in urgent need of education support.