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as a diaspora scot my most valuable question:what rising ops & threats spun during UN's first 75 years?
source networks-practices of the economist 1993-1843; of james watt & adam smith since 1760?
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womens rural keynesianism =half a billion rural asian girls lives matter - source bangladesh & china from 1975
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every lifelomg student & teacher lives matter - started with zoom and in some asian nations earlier..
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.THREATS
*the g8 as of 1945 fail to help each other solve different lives matter crises both inside and across borders
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the majority of asians who were still stuck in one of 3 broken financial systyems - either no banking for their needs, loan sharks or communism. this crisis
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Thursday, December 31, 1970

education as human right - raw transcript unga75 - guterres educationaboveall-qatar

 e the conversation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4R28rRCr3w&feature=youtu.be


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education is a human right
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and yet in the last five years
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22 000 students and academics in 93
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countries
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have had their education deliberately
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destroyed
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these attacks occur in many forms
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sexual assaults and exploitation of
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girls and women
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murder and kidnapping of educators and
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students
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military occupation of schools
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these deliberate attacks are committed
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by those who have political
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ideological religious and military
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motives
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when education is destroyed like this
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it's not difficult to imagine the many
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horrors
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that fill the void
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together we can stop attacks on
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education
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together we can protect children's
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futures
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unite to protect
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a powerful and inspiring message
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indeed together we can't stop attacks on
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education
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hello from doha welcome to this historic
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virtual session to mark
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the first ever international day to
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protect education from attack
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my name is foley battibaux principal
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presenter at al jazeera english
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television
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and i'm honored to be your host for this
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high level event
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we gathered today to remind the world
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that education
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must be a priority and should remain at
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the top of the global agenda
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as we saw a moment ago the stakes are
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high and much remains to be done to
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protect children's rights to education
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especially in countries of conflict and
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insecurity
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but there is hope and progress has been
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made
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if we can continue to work together we
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can be united
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to protect education
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the current crisis calls for a concerted
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global
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action to ensure a safe and secure
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environment for students
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education is the primary instrument of
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social mobility and integral
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development we owe it to ourselves and
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indeed
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to our children to secure a future where
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the right to an education
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the right to attend school the right to
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learn
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and develop is not a privilege but the
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norm
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in a child's life now as a result of the
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covet 19 pandemic
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school closures are affecting 90 percent
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of the world's student population
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decimated learning resources and
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traumatized
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students and teachers are becoming all
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too
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commonplace in situations of conflict
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poverty
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humanitarian crisis or health emergency
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we must avoid a generational catastrophe
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hundreds of millions of children are
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under severe attack
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their freedom safety education
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and even childhood in severe danger
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it means protecting education from
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potential threats
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and risks like terrorism war
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armed conflicts extremism and also from
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poverty and diseases
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over 250 million children are still out
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of school because of barriers such as
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discrimination
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conflict and poverty we owe it to all
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children to protect
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their access to quality education we
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have the power
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to ensure that no one go without
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quality education particularly
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those already living amid the trauma
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and tragedies of conflict you see
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firsthand that the foundations
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of our future are at stake that
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education cannot be taken for granted
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in the most conflict-stricken areas of
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the world
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lie brilliant minds education helps
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build peaceful societies
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prevents radicalism and reduces violent
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crime
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it is the first necessary step to
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protecting our children
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from attacks on their education and
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showing
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our global commitment to students from
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all over the world
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a strong call to action from world
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leaders campaigners
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artists and activists on this first
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international day
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to protect education from attack and
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we're honored by the presence of world
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leaders today
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their participation not only
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demonstrates global leadership and
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support for the need to protect
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education from attack
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but it also provides a global forum to
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exchange ideas on how we can all help
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so i'd like to invite all of you our
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audience to join in on this conversation
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on social media channels using the
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hashtag unite
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to protect which is on your screen right
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now
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now on the 28th of may the un general
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assembly adopted the resolution that
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brought this day into being
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following a call for action by her
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highness she hamosa vince nase
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the chairperson of education above all
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foundation and unsustainable development
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goals advocate
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her highness identified the need for an
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international day to shine a light
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on the plight of more than 75 million
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children and young people
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who are currently in urgent need to have
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safe and quality education
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in 35 crisis affected countries
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excellencies
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ladies and gentlemen it's now my honor
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to invite her highness
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shiramusa bins nase the chairperson of
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education above all foundation and u.n
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sustainable goals develop advocate
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advocate
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to give her address on this
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international day to protect
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foreign
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foreign
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is
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foreign
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um
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foreign
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[Music]
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thank you thank you very much your
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highness for underlining the importance
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of ensuring that september 9th
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is an annual day that can lead to real
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change to protect education from attack
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now earlier this year when the un
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general assembly unanimously decided to
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establish international day to protect
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education from attack
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our next distinguished guest called for
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the urgent protection of children and
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youth in conflict zones
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especially during this global pandemic
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saying
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our children must have a safe and secure
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environment
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in which to learn ladies and gentlemen
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it's my great honor to introduce to you
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now
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his excellency mr antonia gutierrez
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secretary general of the united nations
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your highness excellencies ladies and
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gentlemen
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i am pleased to join you for the first
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observance of the international day to
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protect
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education from attack i thank the state
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of qatar unesco unicef and the education
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above all foundation
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for organizing these high-level events
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education is a fundamental human right
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it is an essential driver for fostering
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peace
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promoting just societies and supporting
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sustainable development
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without quality education for all we
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cannot eliminate
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poverty tackle inequality fight climate
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change
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or promote peace without education
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we simply cannot achieve the sustainable
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development goals
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in the words of philosopher anaharan
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for the task of and i quote renewing
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a common world but too often
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the right to education falls under
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attack especially in conflict-affected
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areas
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where entire populations can be denied
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learning
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violence against education can take
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various forms
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targeting education facilities students
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teachers and education personnel
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today attacks on education due to
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conflict and insecurity
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are on the rise between 2015 and 2019
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there were some 11 000 reported armed
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attacks on education
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in addition to depriving millions of
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vulnerable learners for
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accessing education this violence has
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serious adverse effects
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including increased dropout rates
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prolonged educational disruption
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child recruitment into armed groups
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early pregnancy
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and sexual violence these attacks
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simply must not continue i urge all
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member states to honor their commitments
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and their existing international
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agreements
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that prohibit the tax on the right to
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education
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schools and universities are supposed to
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be safe spaces
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where learners can grow developed and be
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empowered
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a welcome stakes steps taken by member
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states to protect educational
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institutions
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and those who need them these include
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the safe schools declaration
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which aims to protect education from
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attack and to prevent schools and
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universities from being used for
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military purposes
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to date 104 countries have endorsed this
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declaration
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but we need more first we need to ensure
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that
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when it comes to education all
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means all i urge all united nations
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member states to ensure the provision of
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education for
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all even in times of conflict and
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particularly for the most vulnerable
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such as refugees and displaced persons
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in protecting education from attack we
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must also use education
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as the force to prevent attacks that is
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why the united nations is working to
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prevent violent extremism through
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education
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we are helping young people rise above
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radical messages to build more peaceful
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societies
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by giving them more autonomy and raising
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awareness of human rights
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we are building the foundations of
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durable peace
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second we need to improve our knowledge
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of attacks on education
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this means enhancing monitoring
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reporting and investigation of attacks
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so the perpetrators can be held to
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account
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initiatives such as the education under
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attack
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provide very important contribution as
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they document targeted and
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indiscriminate attacks on schools and
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universities around the world
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finally we must use recovery from the
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coveted 19 pandemic as an opportunity to
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build a better world
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the pandemic has shed an important light
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on the fault lines running throughout
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societies
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one of these is in equal access to
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education
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as we work to achieve the sustainable
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development goals
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over the coming decades we must ensure
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that no one is left behind
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and for that we need quality education
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for all
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and safe places for students to learn
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thank you you thank you your excellency
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antonio guterres for highlighting u.n
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action
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to protect education around the world
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now we're also honored to be joined by
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the president of the 74th
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session of the un general assembly his
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excellency professor tijani mohammed
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bandy
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your excellency
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your highness sheikha mother being
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necessary chairperson
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of education above all foundation and
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new and sustainable goals advocate
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excellencies ladies and gentlemen i
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thank the state of qatar
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unesco unicef and the educational bubble
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foundation
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for organizing to this virtual
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high-level event the grid 19 pandemic
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has demonstrated
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that education is one of the public
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services
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but that most vulnerable to external
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shocks
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in fragile context education is one of
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the first to be impacted by conflict and
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violence
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it's critical that we continue to
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advocate for the cessation of
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hostilities
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and the protection of civilians while
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we respond to the fall out of the of the
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coronavirus pandemic
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today more countries are experiencing
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violent conflict than in the three
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decades since the adoption of the
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convention
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on the rights of the child violent
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conflict has resulted
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in the displacement of more than 30
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million children the threat
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of disruption of education has in turn
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triggered
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displacement to this end i welcome the
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secretary general's call
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for a global ceasefire and uphold the
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work of the special representative
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of the secretary for children and armed
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conflict
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i thought that the united nations
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speaking keeping troops
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and personnel on the front lines equal
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access to college education
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has been an overreaching priority also
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in deforestation of the general assembly
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i command the government and people of
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qatar and all
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these 62 corresponds to a member states
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for bringing this critical issue
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to the attention of the world in
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adapting resolution 72
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275 to establish the international day
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to protect education from attack
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the entire membership of the general
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assembly upheld the values
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underpinning the charter of the united
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nations while working remotely to
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mitigate the spread of government 19.
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excellencies in 2015 we adopted the 2030
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agenda for the development and committed
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to achieving equal access to country
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education for all
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yet since then there have there have
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been
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over three thousand over seven thousand
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three hundred attacks on education
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two-thirds of this were direct attacks
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on schools including
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arson ground and asteroids raids
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looting and use of explosive devices
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without nursing we are witnessing the
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military occupational schools
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which causes the compass or compasses to
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lose civilian status thus
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facing threats of attack as a lawful
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military target
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furthermore proximity to weapons open
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brs
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places students at risk of forced
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recruitment sexual violence
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and abduction it is most disturbing
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excellencies that 70 years after the
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geneva convention came into being
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we must continue to remind the world
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that students teachers
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and schools are protected as villains
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and civilian objects under international
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human trade law
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we must take urgent actions to protect
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and uphold
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the rights of children in all
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circumstances no one is above the law
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and all perpetrators of attack on
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education should be held accountable
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i call on member states who have not
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already done so
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to endorse the safe schools declaration
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and to support unicef's
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change agenda we must invest in
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strengthening
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the monitoring and reporting of attacks
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on education and disagree that
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get this data to improve our response to
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attacks on education
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in post-conference settings we must give
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higher priority to education
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rebuilding education systems is the
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foundation of peace building
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the critical action to break the cycle
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of fragility
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education provides youth with medical
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skills tolerance and coping mechanisms
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required to navigate life changes
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the global partnership for education
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estimates that each year
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of education reduces the risk of
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involvement in conflict by
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by approximately 20 percent we must
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provide flexible and accelerated funding
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to ensure a continuity of education this
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requires
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transitional education planning teacher
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training and the adoption of innovative
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solutions such as unicef's
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community-based education and radio
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programming
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excellencies in closing in this
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decade of action and deliberate to
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implement the sustainable development
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goals
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we must convince all stakeholders to to
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take transformative actions
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in order to create a better world let
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this inaugural
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in the international day to protect
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education from attack
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be the catalyst for progress as we
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strive together to deliver for all i
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thank you
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thank you very much thank you your
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excellency for
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the un general assembly's continued
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commitment to strengthen processes that
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safeguard quality education
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in conflict situation thank you also
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once again to his excellency ms antonio
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gutierrez for his continued commitment
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to this cause
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and i'd like to take this opportunity
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once again to thank her highness
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sheramosa vince nasser for her
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leadership and
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vision and now for the second part of
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our discussion today we'll focus on the
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global action that's already been taken
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to safeguard education
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and explore what remains to be done for
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over a decade since the 2010 education
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in emergencies u.n general assembly
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resolution
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through to the establishment of the un
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international day to protect
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education from attack qatar has
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championed and remained committed
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to the protection of education and has
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ensured that it is a priority
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on the global agenda it's now my
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pleasure to introduce the deputy prime
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minister and minister of foreign affairs
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of the state of qatar
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his excellency sheikh mohammed bin
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abdulrahman al-fani
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bismillah
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foreign
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foreign
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m
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[Music]
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foreign
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a
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american thank you
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thank you to the deputy prime minister
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and minister of foreign affairs for
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the state of qatar for the update on
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what the state of qatar is doing to
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advance this initiative now belgium has
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been appointed as the chair of the
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working group of children in armed
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conflict and is a member of the u.n
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security council
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in this critical time for education for
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marginalized vulnerable children
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please help me welcome now his
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excellency philippe goffa the minister
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of foreign affairs and defense for the
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kingdom of belgium
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thank you excellence
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foundation education
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thank you very much mr gofan minister of
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foreign affairs and
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defense for the kingdom of belgium now
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as we know there are millions of
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children
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all over the world living in situations
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of armed conflict and humanitarian
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emergency
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the international committee of the red
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cross has been on the front lines
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providing assistance and safeguarding
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access to education for children
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who live in armed conflict it's now my
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pleasure to welcome the president of the
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international committee of the red cross
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mr peter maurer
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excellencies congratulations to your
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highness shaykh musa bin nasser
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and the state of qatar on your dedicated
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efforts to advance
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on this critical issue this week
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i'm traveling to the sahel region to
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visit icrc operations and discuss
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our humanitarian concerns with
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authorities
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as in many violent places around the
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world the children of the sahel have
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suffered enormously during conflict
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including the loss of their schooling
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i have stood in the ruins of schools in
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africa
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the middle east and latin america
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classrooms bombed
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fired upon teachers threatened
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schools have become treacherous places
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instead of refuge for learning and
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opportunity
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attacks on education are attacks on the
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future potential of individuals
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communities
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and entire countries an international
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humanitarian law is clear
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during conflict education must not be
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targeted
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parties must protect students
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educational personnel
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schools and other educational facilities
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the icrc is pleased to see the rules of
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ihl
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and the priority to facilitate access to
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education reflected in the resolution to
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establish the international day
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to protect education from attack
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now we need to see better behaviors on
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the battlefields
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the icrc is well placed to respond when
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educational systems are plunged into
54:52
crisis
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through our contact with authorities and
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weapon bearers
54:58
our proximity to affected communities
55:00
and our access
55:02
to hard to reach areas
55:05
we will keep working to safeguard
55:07
schools and communities
55:09
through risk awareness training
55:12
introducing
55:12
protective security measures to school
55:14
buildings
55:16
providing mental health support to
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teachers
55:19
and providing vocational training to
55:21
people detained
55:24
today the covet 19 pandemic has sparked
55:28
a new education crisis on a massive
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scale
55:32
i fear especially for vulnerable
55:34
children and youth impacted by violence
55:37
displacement and protracted conflict
55:41
in response to this new crisis icrc has
55:44
designed a multidisciplinary approach
55:47
from facilitating electronic learning
55:50
through promoting hygiene and providing
55:53
psychosocial support to teachers
55:56
we certainly will need to be smarter and
55:59
better
55:59
in cooperating and leveraging our
56:02
complementary strength
56:04
collectively we need to do more
56:08
i hope this international day is a clear
56:11
rallying calling for
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action we must not simply help people
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survive
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we must enable lives of dignity
56:20
and opportunity i thank you
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thank you thank you to mr peter maura
56:28
for highlighting
56:29
the important work of the icrc
56:32
and now we're privileged to hear from mr
56:35
david beckham
56:36
speaking today in his capacity as unicef
56:38
goodwill ambassador
56:40
and the founder of the seven fund for
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unicef mr beckham
56:46
hello everyone it is my great pleasure
56:49
to be here
56:49
with you all today firstly my sincere
56:52
thanks to her highness shaco mozar
56:55
vinassa for inviting me to lend my voice
56:58
to those fighting for education for
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children around the world
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your highness thank you for your
57:05
commitment to education
57:06
and for providing this forum at such a
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crucial time
57:10
in our world for 15 years
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i have been proud to work with unicef as
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a global ambassador
57:19
five years ago in partner with unicef i
57:22
launched
57:22
the seven fund for children and together
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we advocate
57:26
for the rights of children and
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particularly for their right
57:30
to health care and education
57:33
i know from my work with unicef just how
57:36
lucky i was as a child
57:38
i was blessed to have a supportive
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family and also
57:42
access to education with teachers and
57:44
coaches who encouraged me
57:46
and helped me to achieve my dreams
57:49
we know that children want to learn they
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want to go to school
57:54
to be in class with their teachers and
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being among
57:57
their friends in a safe environment
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this should not be a luxury for any
58:03
child
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this is their right
58:07
sadly continued conflict around the
58:10
world is affecting the future of
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entire generations of children and this
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year
58:16
a new horror for children to face kogit
58:19
19 has ripped through
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communities taken lives threatened
58:23
livelihoods
58:24
and disrupted education for many
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millions
58:29
children's physical health has been
58:31
threatened
58:32
and so has their mental health at a time
58:35
when many are being denied access to
58:37
education as schools
58:39
address the impact of the pandemic so
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education and our fight for access for
58:45
all
58:46
has never been more important
58:49
education is the foundation for peace
58:51
and prosperity
58:53
it can make or break a child's future
58:57
five years ago i went to nepal to visit
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the temporary learning centers that
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unicef
59:02
had helped set up following the
59:04
devastating earthquakes there
59:07
the boys and girls that i met just
59:09
wanted to go back to school
59:11
and back to normality to be supported to
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fulfill their potential
59:15
after the catastrophic earthquake
59:19
these schools and the work that unicef
59:21
has was doing to support families
59:24
offered so many children who had lost
59:26
everything
59:27
a place to return to learning playing
59:29
and processing what had just happened to
59:32
them in time with our help
59:35
they could be kids once again
59:38
i also visited the philippines in 2014
59:41
in the wake of typhoon haiyan and there
59:44
i saw unicef's
59:46
vital emergency work for children i
59:49
visited santo nino school in tanawan
59:53
where thanks to unicef children from the
59:55
worst hit areas
59:56
were back in school in makeshift
59:58
classrooms
60:00
to see the difference this made to those
60:03
children who had been through
60:04
such a traumatic experience was truly
60:07
moving
60:09
i met an eight-year-old girl called
60:11
venus
60:12
who was attending a unicef supported
60:14
school in the aftermath of the typhoon
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through unicef's work children like
60:20
venus
60:21
will be supported and given the help
60:23
that they need
60:24
and that is so incredibly important to
60:27
me
60:28
amid the chaos of war and conflict safe
60:31
spaces to learn
60:33
are even more important without access
60:36
to education
60:37
a generation of children living in
60:39
conflict will grow up without the skills
60:42
they need
60:43
to contribute to a more stable and
60:45
peaceful future
60:47
so today the international day to
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protect education from attack
60:52
is such an important day for all of us
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to focus
60:56
on our responsibilities to the children
60:58
around the world
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it reminds us that we are all
61:03
accountable
61:04
all countries all people are responsible
61:08
for preventing attacks on education
61:11
ultimately children need peace but while
61:14
wars
61:15
conflict and disasters continue unicef
61:18
and its partners can help help to
61:20
protect
61:21
living through conflict and provide the
61:24
support
61:25
and opportunities children need to cope
61:28
to recover
61:28
and to thrive once again
61:31
thank you for welcoming me here today in
61:34
my role
61:35
as a goodwill global ambassador for
61:38
unicef
61:39
to share some of my thoughts and to
61:41
shine a light on the incredible work
61:43
that unicef continues to do
61:45
for children around the world it is my
61:48
pleasure to join you all
61:50
in this mission to protect children
61:52
today
61:53
and in the future thank you
61:57
indeed we are all accountable thank you
61:59
very much mr beckham for sharing your
62:02
passion
62:02
with us and with that i'd like to thank
62:05
all of our keynote
62:06
speakers today for their time and
62:07
commitment to the international day to
62:09
protect
62:10
education from attack and the valuable
62:12
insights they've shared with us
62:14
now as we've heard the kovit 19 pandemic
62:17
has disrupted the education of students
62:19
across the world this year
62:21
especially those living in conflict
62:23
situations
62:24
let's now hear from three students who
62:26
originate from countries where education
62:29
is frequently under attack to become a
62:32
journalist
62:33
i am certain to see how many children in
62:36
students are affected by tax on school
62:38
unfortunately this is still a global
62:40
issue affecting many communities
62:43
i am here today on first international
62:45
day to protect education
62:47
from attack to add my voice to call the
62:49
global community
62:50
to stop attacks on education all around
62:53
the world
62:54
when education comes under attack women
62:57
and girls suffer the most
63:00
times of insecurity are when we are most
63:03
vulnerable
63:04
we face the threats of child marriage
63:07
domestic violence human trafficking
63:10
and sexual abuse the impact of this can
63:14
extend
63:15
across generations but i choose to
63:18
believe in hope
63:20
as a girl i chose education
63:23
and i chose peace i am proud of to be
63:26
part of this important occasion
63:28
i know the value of education in
63:30
developing a sustainable wall
63:33
although i have been fortunate to have
63:35
completed my own education
63:37
i know this is not the same reality for
63:40
many
63:41
i have witnessed fellow students jump
63:43
out of school building
63:45
in fear of attacks and violence can we
63:48
really build back data
63:50
if the most important tool education
63:52
itself is under attack
63:53
we must commit to making classrooms a
63:56
safe space
63:57
where learners can flourish and look at
63:59
the bright future
64:01
thank you
64:05
three distinct voices from three
64:07
different parts of the world but
64:09
one clear message protect education at
64:12
all costs
64:13
the urgency of our cast today is even
64:16
more amplified by the severe
64:17
impact of the global cov19 pandemic
64:20
particularly
64:21
on children's access to education
64:23
everywhere at its peak
64:25
the health crisis forced 1.6 billion
64:28
children out of school
64:29
representing about 90 percent of the
64:31
world students in more than 190
64:33
countries
64:34
the pandemic has simply been
64:36
catastrophic for education
64:37
in every part of the world especially
64:39
for children and youth in poor
64:41
communities and conflict zones who were
64:43
already struggling to attend school
64:45
many simply don't have the luxury of
64:47
taking part in distance learning
64:49
since most don't have access to laptops
64:51
or internet connection
64:53
now this global emergency has
64:55
highlighted therefore
64:56
the long existing inequalities in
64:59
education
64:59
and the urgent need to address them so
65:02
we're eager to hear from
65:04
leaders of international organizations
65:05
like the un and others
65:07
to shed light on their vision for the
65:09
international day
65:10
and how they'll tackle the problem of
65:12
attacks on education
65:14
in the covet 19 era how can we galvanize
65:17
support during this day to build back a
65:20
better education system for all
65:22
children our co-partners for this
65:24
high-level event are unicef and unesco
65:27
and we look forward to learning from
65:28
their experiences on and how their
65:30
agencies work together across the un
65:32
system
65:33
to address challenges so let me now
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introduce our high level panel with
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eight
65:38
distinguished guests ladies and
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gentlemen we're joined
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by henrietta four the executive director
65:45
of unicef
65:47
stefania giannini the assistant director
65:49
general of unesco
65:51
also with us her excellency virginia
65:54
gamba
65:54
united nations special representative of
65:56
the secretary general for children and
65:58
armed conflict
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hassan al-tawadi is secretary general of
66:03
the supreme committee for delivery and
66:05
legacy of the state of qatar
66:08
with us as well dr howard taylor
66:10
executive director of the
66:12
end violence partnership ms hindu umaru
66:15
ibrahim is president
66:16
of the association for indigenous women
66:18
and peoples of chad
66:20
and sustainable development goals
66:22
advocate of the secretary general
66:24
diane jones is executive director of the
66:27
global coalition to protect education
66:29
from attack
66:30
and unicef goodwill ambassador syrian
66:35
refugee
66:36
and education activist a very warm
66:39
welcome to you all
66:40
we're very pleased to have you with us
66:41
today let me start with you miss
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henrietta for executive director of
66:45
unicef
66:46
ms4 covet 19 as we've heard has
66:49
disrupted the education of many of the
66:51
most marginalized and vulnerable
66:53
children
66:53
and we know that schools are crucial to
66:55
the health and well-being of these
66:57
children
66:58
what are your priorities to safeguard
67:01
the education for children in conflict
67:03
zones and
67:04
ensure that they are safe to learn and
67:06
play
67:09
so folly it's a it's a big order for all
67:12
of us with one billion children out of
67:14
school
67:15
but it's a very important one you are
67:17
right that what covid19 has done
67:20
is it's brought into stark contrast the
67:22
inequalities in our world
67:24
and that there are many children the
67:26
most marginalized or those
67:28
who are in conflict situations or
67:31
fleeing from conflict
67:33
that they really have a very difficult
67:35
time at this moment
67:37
in the world the number of attacks
67:40
on schools has been increasing so it's
67:43
an
67:43
added challenge but schools provide
67:46
something
67:47
more for children they provide a routine
67:51
they provide a psychosocial support
67:54
they provide often nutrition so they are
67:58
a place
67:58
of haven it is a place of learning it is
68:02
an
68:02
important place for a child's life you
68:05
also mentioned
68:06
where they can be safe and play so it's
68:08
important that there are
68:10
education toolkits which unicef and
68:13
our partners unesco and others are all
68:16
part of
68:17
textbooks tests tents for
68:20
temporary schools we rebuild learning
68:24
spaces and we train teachers we do
68:26
counseling and psycho
68:28
social support and in the time of covid
68:31
we really need distance learning
68:33
radio television and um
68:36
cell phones
68:39
schools are indeed a place of safe haven
68:41
as you say for many children
68:43
if i can ask you a follow-up question
68:44
miss four how is unicef planning to
68:47
ensure
68:48
those children living in conflict
68:50
situations with the greatest risk of
68:52
dropping out
68:53
actually remain in school
68:57
yes it's particularly an issue for girls
68:59
we're very worried that many of the
69:01
poorest girls in the poorest countries
69:03
will not have a chance to return to
69:05
school and
69:06
while we are all celebrating in
69:08
developed countries children returning
69:09
to school there will be many children
69:12
who will not be returning to school and
69:13
have no school to return
69:15
to and as a result it's going to be
69:18
very very important that as a world we
69:21
step
69:22
up our distance learning we have a
69:24
chance
69:25
with a couple of new programs one is
69:28
giga and one is generation unlimited
69:30
in which we are trying to connect every
69:33
school
69:34
in the world to the internet every
69:36
learner to the internet
69:37
every teacher so that they can become
69:41
a place where students can reach them
69:43
even if the schools are closed
69:45
but this will be important for our
69:47
future as a world we think it's a
69:49
once in a generation opportunity to do
69:52
so and a very important one
69:54
but on this very very important day we
69:57
want to be
69:58
a clear and strong voice with her
70:01
highness
70:02
stop attacks on education and protect
70:05
children's futures we urge all parties
70:08
to conflict to end attacks
70:10
on education urgently and
70:13
now well we hope your call is indeed
70:16
heard thank you very much miss four for
70:18
your remarks on
70:19
unicef's role in this very important
70:21
campaign for us
70:22
let's now turn to miss stefania giannini
70:25
she's the assistant director general of
70:26
unesco
70:27
if you can give us mr nini an update on
70:30
what unesco has been doing to address
70:31
attacks on education
70:33
thank you thank you very much and let me
70:36
first of all invite
70:38
to take a moment uh to recall
70:41
on this first important international
70:43
day to protect education from attack
70:46
that the covenanting pandemic has really
70:49
created
70:50
uh the largest disruption of education
70:52
systems in history i don't want to go
70:54
back to numbers already mentioned
70:57
but let me say that this crisis
71:00
definitely
71:01
amplifies exacerbates education
71:04
disparities inequality for those
71:06
most vulnerable learners living in
71:09
conflict
71:10
settings so why are we doing that to
71:12
address this topic
71:13
differently while applying our
71:17
greatest force all together in a new
71:20
kind of partnership
71:21
with unicef with all other partners
71:24
in un systems and outside
71:28
it's about ensuring that all children
71:31
have
71:31
access to education but we see we
71:34
realize
71:35
from the very beginning that access to
71:36
connectivity become in many countries
71:38
a prequisite a condition for ensuring
71:41
the right education
71:42
and we are committed to building um
71:45
a more resilient education systems
71:48
worldwide and we are working
71:49
to place technology as a robust
71:54
immediate solution to ensure continuity
71:56
learning
71:57
when learners cannot access education in
72:00
schools
72:02
be due to conflicts or pandemics and
72:05
this is very much about
72:06
also trying to leverage uh hybrid
72:09
learning systems
72:11
to this end unesco has supported
72:14
ministries of education around world
72:16