Implementing UN Security Council Resolution 2601 (2021) on Protecting Education in Conflict – The Way Forward
Broadcasting UN Entity
On 29 October 2021, the UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted Resolution 2601 (2021) on the protection of education during conflict – the first resolution of this body dealing specifically with protecting education. Co-sponsored by 99 countries, the resolution showed a high level of political will to safeguard, protect, respect, and promote the right to education, including in armed conflict.
Participants to the event will:
- Understand the key provisions of UN Security Council Resolution 2601, their implications for UN Member States on protecting education during conflict and the link with the Safe Schools Declaration;
- Learn about examples of implementation of the resolution and the gender dimensions of attacks on education and schools;
- Discuss how the resolution can effectively be implemented and have an impact on the ground; and
- Explore how Resolution 2601 can serve as a good practice that can be applied or replicated by international and regional human rights mechanisms to mainstream the protection of education in conflict into their work.