United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Tackling Violence in Schools: A Global Perspective

Publication Year: 2016 Publisher: Office of the SRSG on Violence against Children

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Bridging the gap between standards and practice

Schools are uniquely positioned to deliver the quality education that is the right of every child. They offer children the opportunity to cultivate their creative talents and critical thinking, gain life skills, develop self-esteem and social relations, and grow with dignity as individuals. They also serve as important resources for the development and dissemination of values of non-violence, cooperation, tolerance and respect, not only among pupils and staff, but also beyond, in the wider community.