Launch of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 'The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education'

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In northern Uganda, children who have been caught in fighting between government forces and the Lord’s Resistance Army bear witness in paint to what they have seen.  

The 2011 Education for All Global Monitoring Report 'The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education', will be launched at Columbia University in New York.
When wars break out, international attention and media reporting invariably focus on the most immediate images of human suffering. Yet behind these images is a hidden crisis. Across many of the world’s poorest countries, armed conflict is destroying not just school infrastructure, but the hopes and ambitions of generations of children.

'The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education' documents the devastating effects of armed conflict on education. It examines the widespread human rights abuses keeping children out of school. The Report challenges an international aid system that is failing conflict-affected states, with damaging consequences for education. It warns that schools are often used to transmit intolerance, prejudice and social injustice.

This ninth edition of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report calls on governments to demonstrate greater resolve in combating the culture of impunity surrounding attacks on schoolchildren and schools. It sets out an agenda for fixing the international aid architecture. And it identifies strategies for strengthening the role of education in peacebuilding.

The Report includes statistical indicators on all levels of education in more than 200 countries and territories. It serves as an authoritative reference for education policy-makers, development specialists, researchers and the media.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 01.03.2011 09:00 local time
End 01.03.2011 11:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Watkins, Kevin
Contact Marisol Sanjines -
Country United States of America
City New York
Venue Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University, New York
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 800
Official Website
Link 1 GMR 2011 - Conflict
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