Attacks On Schools Must Stop – United Nations Warns

The United Nations (UN) has reiterated its condemnation of attacks on schools in many countries.

On Thursday, Secretary-General António Guterres told the international community that “attacks on schools must stop’’.

The UN chief spoke at a virtual event to commemorate the International Day to Protect Education from Attack.

Noting that education provides knowledge, skills and transforms lives, Guterres said schools must be places of learning, safety and peace.

He lamented the horrors that conflicts inflict on learning, how schools are targeted, destroyed and used for military purposes, while children face violence, exploitation and recruitment to fight.

Guterres revealed that between 2015 and 2020, over 13,000 reports of strikes on education or the military use of educational facilities, were recorded around the world.

“The loss is incalculable. And this threat is not lessening, as the horrifying events in Afghanistan are showing us so starklyâ€

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