Today on 9 September 2020, the world is going to celebrate its first-ever International Day to Protect Education from Attack. Earlier in this year on May 29, The United General Assembly unanimously decided to dedicate Sep 9 to spread awareness about the safety of millions of children living in the conflicted zones. The UN General Assembly has asked the UNESCO and UNICEF to come forward and help in raising awareness about this serious issue. The State of Qatar and other 62 sponsoring countries together proposed the original proclamation resolution 74/275 regarding this day. DU entrance exam 2020
The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) was the one who announced the news back in May. The announcement was made on the occasion of the Safe Schools Declaration.
The Executive Director of GCPEA, Diya Nijhowne said, “This new General Assembly resolution amplifies global consensus that all countries have responsibilities to prevent attacks on education in the war and respond urgently when attacks occur. The Safe Schools Declaration referred to in the new resolution, is a proven tool for protecting education and has contributed to concrete changes in policy and practice over the last five years that has saved lives and secured a future for students and educators.”
Significance of International Day to Protect Education from Attack
The UN General Assembly is urged to the various government of the different countries to step forward and provide protection to children of all levels of education but especially for those who are living in the conflicted zones. In addition to this, the government should enhance its efforts to keep safe educators, learners, and schools from any kind of attack. The main objective should be to eliminate any issue that is restricting children from having an education at any cost.
There are more than 75 million children aged between 3 to 18 years old that have been living in the conflicted zone. So, this day is to express concerns and solve such issues as soon as possible.