Arab Today, arab today un special envoy for global education presses for safer schools
Last Updated : GMT 16:54:32
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

UN special envoy for global education presses for safer schools

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today UN special envoy for global education presses for safer schools

UN special envoy for global education Gordon Brown
Brussels - XINHUA

UN special envoy for global education Gordon Brown on Wednesday called for fundamental changes to make schools safer in the world's most dangerous areas.
Brown, who used to serve as British prime minister, made the appeal at a daily briefing held at the UN Headquarters in New York City, citing urgent situations in countries like South Sudan, Pakistan, Syria and Nigeria, where schoolgirls and boys have been facing with threats of conflict and terror attacks.
"Terror attacks at schools are at the highest level they have been for forty years," said Brown. "There have been more than 10, 000 attacks on schools during the past five years alone."
Around 28 million boys and girls are not in school in areas of conflict or emergency, he added.
Brown urged international partners to reach an agreement this spring on a new multi-million-dollar global humanitarian fund for education in emergencies, while asking countries to sign the international safe school declaration to protect schools from military use and attacks.
The Safe Schools Initiative, backed by the UN special envoy, helps rebuild more schools in conflict-related areas to make them more secure and safer for children and teachers and also strengthens school-based management to determine how to respond when an alarm is sounded.
The initiative has already been established in Nigeria in response to the kidnapping of 200 schoolgirls in Chibok town in the country one year ago, and nearly 30,000 children displaced by extremist group Boko Haram are in double-shift schools, according to Brown.
Brown also announced that a new scheme in Pakistan's Safe School Initiative will introduce the use of simulation software to assess the level of risk preparedness of schools and generate recommendations for school and community safety plans.
Last December, a Taliban attack on a military school in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar killed 140 children and 10 staff members, making it urgent to improve school safety in the country.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today un special envoy for global education presses for safer schools Arab Today, arab today un special envoy for global education presses for safer schools

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017

GMT 06:15 2017 Monday ,27 February

Mohamed Bahari prepares new collection for spring 2017
Arab Today, arab today As Olympics loom,China plunges into biz

GMT 10:08 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

As Olympics loom,China plunges into biz
Arab Today, arab today Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career

GMT 06:07 2017 Monday ,27 February

Sheds light on major steps in 12-year career
Arab Today, arab today UN envoy sets out framework

GMT 07:25 2017 Monday ,27 February

UN envoy sets out framework
Arab Today, arab today Kalam Nawaem made a difference in social issues

GMT 06:43 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Kalam Nawaem made a difference in social issues
View News in Arabic - Education: تقارير وملفات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Parliament considers solutions to overpopulation

GMT 20:27 2017 Monday ,27 February

Parliament considers solutions to overpopulation
Arab Today, arab today Humans spark most US wildfires

GMT 14:58 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Humans spark most US wildfires
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Final Phantom VII signals end of an era

GMT 14:31 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Final Phantom VII signals end of an era
Arab Today, arab today 'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union

GMT 08:54 2017 Saturday ,25 February

'Constructive' Vauxhall talk with union
Arab Today, arab today Aspires present the story of Egypt’s first president

GMT 06:18 2017 Sunday ,26 February

Aspires present the story of Egypt’s first president
Arab Today, arab today Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 11:44 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Penguins in the age of dinos

GMT 06:42 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Reasons for the delay 'On the Stairs of Servants'

GMT 05:14 2017 Thursday ,23 February

UK appoints 1st Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

GMT 18:23 2017 Friday ,24 February

Fadi explains secrets of  Nancy Ajram's newlook

GMT 12:16 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Ex-yoga missionary unleashes rage

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 10:51 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Pigs with edited genes show resistance

GMT 18:28 2017 Saturday ,25 February

Tourist guide explains types of tourism

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 06:28 2017 Tuesday ,28 February

Dumbphones survive rise of the smartphone

GMT 22:42 2017 Thursday ,23 February

Nasima Gamei revives heritage in jewelries
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday