Resolution 2601 – UPSC Prelims

Resolution 2601:
  • It is adopted by UNSC.
  •  Resolution 2601 calls for the protection of education in armed conflict.
  • It also:
    • Condemns attacks against schools, children and teachers.
    • Urges parties to armed conflict to immediately stop such violence and to safeguard the right to education.
    • Urges the Member States to create domestic legal frameworks that should include comprehensive measures to prevent attacks and protect schools, children, teachers as well as related civilians during armed conflict and in post-conflict phases.
Why was this resolution needed?
  • As per Education under Attack Report 2020, more than 22,000 students, teachers, and academics were injured, killed or harmed in attacks on education during armed conflict or insecurity over the past five years.
  • The Report of the Secretary-General 2020 and 2021 on ‘Children and armed conflict’ also reported a significant increase in the number of attacks against schools.
  • So, the resolution has been adopted.
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