International Day to Protect Education from Attack

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International Day to Protect Education from Attack
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International Day to Protect Education from Attack

In 2019, the United Nations General Assembly established the International Day to Protect Education from Attack, observed annually on September 9. This initiative emerged in response to the growing instances of attacks on schools and educational institutions worldwide.

The primary objective of the day is to safeguard children and their access to education. Attacks on education can result in severe, enduring physical and psychological consequences for both students and teachers. Moreover, such attacks can disrupt teaching and learning, substantially increase dropout rates, and hinder students from exercising their right to quality education.

UNESCO emphasizes that schools, universities, and educational environments should always serve as safe havens for fostering peace and development. The safety and well-being of students, teachers, and other educational personnel are equally crucial.