GCPEA: Successfully Transforming Education Requires Protecting It from Attack

The Transforming Education Summit, to be held on September 19, 2022, at the 77th United Nations General Assembly, aims to mobilize solidarity and political will to transform education, and invites Heads of State to make commitments towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), Quality Education. To recover pandemic-related learning losses and achieve SDG 4, education must be protected at all levels, including higher education.

More than 320 attacks on universities, students, and academics reportedly occurred in 2020 and 2021 in the 28 conflict-affected countries profiled in the Education under Attack 2022 report from the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). Attacks on higher education include airstrikes, shelling, and bombings with improvised explosive devices (IEDs); armed forces and nonstate armed groups using universities for military purposes; and repression of education-related protests.

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Source: Reliefweb