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Education Under Attack 2024 Global Launch

Education Under Attack 2024 Global Launch

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The 2024 version of the report will demonstrate that attacks on education and military use of schools and universities are increasing across the globe. Join us on 20 June to learn more about the findings and recommendations of the report ahead of the 2024 Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict.
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The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) is a global coalition of UN agencies and International Civil Society Organisations that advocates for the protection of education during armed conflict since 2010. Every two years GCPEA publishes its flagship report, Education under Attack, which is the most comprehensive report documenting attacks on education on a global scale.

Education under Attack monitors human rights violations, war crimes and crimes against humanity, including indiscriminate attacks on schools, arbitrary killing of students and education personnel, sexual and gender-based violence, and recruitment of children by armed forces or armed groups. It includes data on the military use of schools and universities by armed forces and non-state armed groups, for example their use as barracks or weapons storage facilities. It also analyses the effects of the use of explosive weapons on schools and universities.

Moderator: Lisa Chung Bender, Executive Director of GCPEA


  • H.E. Sangjin Kim, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea
  • Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary General on Children And Armed Conflict


  • Jerome Marston, GCPEA's Senior researcher
  • Mina Bakhshi, Refugee Student from Afghanistan
  • Col. Luis Viñas, Uruguayan representative from the UN Verification Mission in Colombia

Moderated discussion with questions and reactions

Synthesis and Call to Action: H.E. Merete Brattested, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations in New York

Closing: H.E. Ambassador Samuel Žbogar, Representative of Slovenia to the Security Council TBC

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