30/03/2017 14:33 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam attends safe school conference in Argentina

Buenos Aires, March 30 (VNA) – Vietnamese Ambassador to Argentina Nguyen Dinh Thao and representatives from the Ministry of Education and Training attended the 2nd International Conference on Safe School, which took place in Buenos Aires from March 28-29.

Safe school in armed conflicts, war crime investigation and trial, and establishment of education networks after armed conflicts were on the table during the conference, which was jointly held by the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) and the Argentine Government.

According to UNESCO’s report, schools have been targeted by militant groups in 30 countries worldwide, leaving critical impacts on the safety of teachers and students.

The conference offered an opportunity for experts to call for the international community to pay heed to school safety and share experience in preventing violence to ensure that all children have the right to receive education in a safe environment.

The 1st International Conference on Safe School was held in Oslo, Norway, in 2015.