(OSRSG-CAAC) – In a statement delivered in Geneva today, the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the support of her Office for the recently completed Safe Schools Declaration and Guidelines, which aim to protect schools and universities from military use during armed conflict. SRSG Zerrougui said she and her Office would continue to “strongly advocate” on behalf of children in conflict situations to persuade as many Member States as possible to commit to the Declaration, which has already received 46 endorsements. The statement was delivered on SRSG Zerrougui’s behalf at a “side event” called Safe Schools: Protecting Education from Attack, at the Geneva-based Human Rights Council.