Speaking from the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Mr Gordon Brown said:

“It has been one month since the kidnapping of 89 South Sudanese boys from their classrooms to train then as child soldiers,  “It has been three months since the Peshawar school attack where 140 were killed,  “It is one year on from Boko Haram’s mass abduction of more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria,  “It is exactly four years since the Syria conflict began, which has exiled one million children and displaced two million more, most of whom are no longer at school.

“It is time for us to end the shameful breaches of international law that violate the rights of millions of children by calling a halt to the militarization of schools, stopping the now-growing abduction of school pupils as weapons of war and insisting – even in conflict zones – that properly resourced ‘safe schools’ enable children to enjoy their education in peace. – Read the full article here.