18.03.2016 - Syria Crisis

UNESCO and other UN agencies appeal to end suffering in Syria

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As the conflict in Syria enters its sixth year, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, together with leaders of major humanitarian organizations and UN agencies, appeals for a political solution to end the suffering of millions.

The joint statement on Syria calls on “all parties, local and international, for this anniversary to be the last one and for the political talks to bring real peace and an end to the suffering in Syria”.

The co-signatories of the statement emphasized their readiness to provide assistance to those in need, particularly the Syrian youth:

“Young people across Syria need to hope and believe that their future lies in their homeland. That they will have education, healthcare, homes and jobs. That life holds more than fear, violence and hunger.”

For its part, UNESCO will continue addressing the learning gaps of youth in Syria and neighboring countries in the region. The Organization focuses on improving access to post-primary education, providing quality learning opportunities, building national capacities and strengthening educational systems.


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