(Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack) – Students, teachers, and academics living in situations of armed conflict are safer because of commitments made at the Second International Conference on Safe Schools, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). At the two-day conference held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 28-29, 2017, more than 220 representatives from 82 countries and a range of non-governmental and international organizations gathered to review progress in implementing the Safe Schools Declaration.  Belgium announced its endorsement of the Declaration at the Conference, bringing to 62 the total number of states belonging to a growing community committed to safeguarding education during armed conflict.