Know – what UN agency has given guidelines on opening of schools in Kovid-19 epidemic

Seven months have passed since the global Kovid-19 epidemic. The number of its patients has exceeded 20 million in the whole world and it is still increasing continuously. In the countries where the cases were seen to be subsiding, there are also some cases appearing again in some places. Such countries include Australia, New Zealand, China, Iran, to name a few more. For the past five-six months, the world’s schools have been locked. Now after so many months, there is a discussion on opening schools in some countries. In such a situation, the United Nations Agency of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Food Program (WFP), together with the World Bank, have issued guidelines to do so.

Although these guidelines were issued in April itself, they are still the same. According to the United Nations, schools have been closed in many countries of the world in view of precautionary measures to prevent the worldwide pandemic Kovid-19, posing an unprecedented risk to children’s education, protection and well-being. According to the UN, more than one billion children in the world have been affected by the closure of schools due to Kovid-19. It is very important to pay attention to some important guidelines to open such schools.

The latest UN report says that the closure of schools has affected the education of more than one billion 200 million or about 73 percent of the children. Because of this, for the marginalized children who depend on the support provided in schools for their education, health, safety and nutrition. UNESCO, UNICEF, are involved in the WHFP Global Education Alliance which was established in March 2020 to promote opportunities for education. These guidelines outline practical steps for national and local administration through which the safe return of children to schools can be ensured.

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