UNICEF says the exhibit is a “solemn reminder of the classrooms in every corner of the world that remain empty.”

School desks are setup as part of a UNICEF ‘Pandemic Classroom’,each seat representing one million children living in countries where schools have been entirely closed almost a year, outside the UN Headquarters in New York on March 2, 2021. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)