This document describes the Worldwide Initiative for Safe Schools (WISS) and covers six key areas: 1. Why this Initiative; 2. What is a Safe School? 3. Worldwide initiative's objectives; 4. Key pillars of the Worldwide Initiative for Safe Schools; 5. What does it mean to be a Safe School Leader? and 6. How can Governments participate. In addition, it includes the expected outcomes of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
It is produced by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Global Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in the Education Sector (GADRRRES).