GENEVA: International Day Against Attacks on Education is being observed around the world today as the United Nations is committed to making the world of students safer.
According to details, the International Day for the Protection of Education from Terrorism and other Organized Attacks is being observed today. The United Nations decided to observe this International Day two years ago at the suggestion of Qatar.
Today, on International Day, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that attacks on education are the worst violations of basic human rights that must be stopped. The UN Secretary-General said that today the international community needs safe havens for students where everyone can get a quality education and no one is left behind in the race for education.
Attacks on education are a heinous violation of human rights.
To ensure no one is left behind, we need safe places for students to learn & quality education for all. pic.twitter.com/Ay3bZVrwZp
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) September 9, 2021
The United Nations recognizes education as a fundamental human right. All children and young people should be given unrestricted access to education. However, in the current era, education is being systematically attacked.
In the last five to six years, there have been more than 11,000 attacks on education in more than 36 countries using aerial bombardment, ammunition, and other weapons.
Students, teachers, and educators engaged in education were brutally murdered. According to a report, in 5 years, there were more than 73,000 incidents against education in 93 countries.
The coronavirus has also kept children and young people out of school. Most schools around the world have closed due to the virus. Millions of children have dropped out of schools and youth colleges.