The Geneva Declaration on Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises
Parliamentarians from a wide range of countries formally adopted the Geneva Declaration on Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises during a high-level event at the Education Cannot Wait High-Level Financing Conference on 16 February 2023.
The event was organised by the International Parliamentary Network for Education in Emergencies (IPNEd) and the Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies (EiE Hub).
The Declaration is a political statement, developed in consultation with legislators from a wide range of countries and informed by experts in education in emergencies. It provides a framework for raising awareness of the unprecedented impact of forced displacement and humanitarian crises on education, and sets out the challenge posed by humanitarian crises to the realisation of the education SDG. It also identifies the commitments parliamentarians can make, both alone and in collaboration with peers from within their parliaments, regions and globally, to act in response to the challenges posed by humanitarian crises. The Geneva Declaration was formally enacted by the current and former parliamentarians present, and will be shared with other parliamentarians who will be encouraged to identify practical ways in which they can implement it.