The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, welcomed the military procedures and orders issued by the General Command of our forces, the Syrian Democratic Forces, on July 13th, which called for the protection of educational schools from attacks as well as the prevention of using them for military purposes and all military forms.
She said that this commitment to protect the civilian nature of schools by SDF is a positive step towards protecting children in Syria and is in line with the message and spirit of Resolution 1998 issued by the Security Council in 2011.
The Special Representative is trying to encourage all parties of the conflict in Syria to take similar measures to protect schools and education from attacks and prevent the military use of schools.
It is worth noting that SDF evacuated ten schools from the military presence in north and eastern Syria until the end of last April.
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