UN Security Council unanimously supports joint Nigerien-Norwegian resolution to protect education in conflict zones

A unanimous vote of the UN Security Council committed to strengthening the protection of education with the newly adopted resolution on the protection of education in conflict zones. Niger and Norway sponsored the resolution and led negotiations.

With this resolution, the Security Council urges parties to commit to facilitating safe access to education and emphasizes the vulnerability of girls and women in conflict zones. The Council also calls on UN member states to implement concrete measures to prevent attacks on schools and universities, which endanger the lives of children, students, and teachers. 

This resolution, on the protection of education and education facilities in conflict zones, is the first of its kind to be adopted by the Security Council. Norway is a top investor in education for refugees and others affected by crises.

Press release – Norwegian government