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Protect Schools + Hospitals: Guidance Note on Security Council Resolution 1998

Health, Human Rights and Children's Rights, Protection and Child Protection, Safe Schools and Learning Environments
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Manual/Handbook/Guidance Document
Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict
United Nations
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The Guidance Note on Attacks against Schools and Hospitals provides practical information for the UN and its partners on how to implement aspects of Security Council resolution 1998. Adopted in 2011, the resolution gives the UN a mandate to identify and list the armed forces and groups who attack schools or hospitals, or protected persons in relation to schools and hospitals.

The document spells out how these UN agencies and partners can assist parties to conflict to more fully respect children’s rights to education and health care with practical activities. It also provides examples of good practices, which may be followed in strengthening Government response.