Field Missions

The Special Representative, in her role as global advocate for children affected by armed conflict, continues to serve as an independent moral voice for such children. Through field trips, outreach and use of traditional and social media, the Special Representative has managed to relay the concerns of children in conflict areas, mobilize solidarity with children affected by armed conflict and maintain a sense of urgency amongst key decision makers.

The Special Representative’s emphasis on field missions continues to be central to her advocacy efforts. Field visits enable first-hand assessments of the situation of children, engagement with Governments to support their efforts in protecting children, the securing of concrete commitments from parties to conflict on child protection and support for the implementation of monitoring and reporting activities, and dialogue with relevant parties.