30 Mar '15, 8am

#NATO & @UN: ongoing partners in protecting children in armed conflicts

#NATO & @UN: ongoing partners in protecting children in armed conflicts

Ambassador Evans’ intervention took place in the context of the public debate hosted by the French presidency of the Council, which had the presence of the UN Secretary-General, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Leila Zerrougui and UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Ambassador Yoka Brandt. Among those addressing the meeting was also Junior Nzita Nzuami, who was abducted and forced to fight as a child soldier with rebel forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. NATO recognises that protecting children from the effects of armed conflict is a moral imperative. Supported by its operational partners, the Alliance has taken substantial measures to implement Security Council Resolution 1612 on Children and Armed Conflict and related resolutions. Much of that work is based on the experience garnered from the Internatio...

Full article: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_118368.htm

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