We express our deepest sympathy with everyone directly or indirectly affected by this conflict.
Our member institutions have staff and students with links to both Palestine and Israel.
UHR condemns all violations of international law. Civilians must be protected, and access to humanitarian aid ensured. Norway must contribute to secure democracy and human rights, beyond our own national borders.
Norway led the work on the "Safe Schools Declaration" to secure schools and universities in conflict. The purpose was, amongst others, to strengthen the protection of children and education during armed conflicts. As of today, 118 states have endorsed it. UHR asks that the declaration be respected.
Statement in Norwegian