Protection of Education in Conflict Zones – a Step in the Right Direction

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Østby, Gudrun & Ragnhild Nordås (2021) Protection of Education in Conflict Zones – a Step in the Right Direction, PRIO Blog, 5 November.

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​On Friday October 30, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution on the protection of education in conflict zones.

This is one of the most important matters on which Norway has facilitated negotiations in the Security Council and the resolution is a major step in the right direction for protecting the right of the most vulnerable children to attend school. Education is also good peace policy. The next goal must be for the education provided to meet certain quality standards and for all children to have the right to attend school, regardless of gender, ethnicity or religion. This is crucial for creating peace and development in the longer term.

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