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New and updated data of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA)(link is external) shows that more than 14,000 armed attacks on education took place in the last five years in 34 conflict-affected countries. The GCPEA, of which UNESCO is a founding member, released the new data ahead of the fourth anniversary of the Safe Schools Declaration(link is external). High-level representatives from over 90 countries are gathering in Palma de Mallorca, Spain on 28-29 May 2019 at the Third International Conference on Safe Schools to mark the occasion and encourage other states to endorse the Declaration. 

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