Building Peace: Protecting Children in Conflict

5 November 2018  

Palais des Nations, Conference Room XVII

This event highlighted that ending and preventing violations against children in armed conflict is not only a moral imperative but can also contributed to building sustainable peace. The event built support for the Special Representative’s strategic focus on prevention and presented ways in which Member States, civil society and others contribute to building peace through the implementation of the children in armed conflict agenda and related prevention initiatives.

With remarks by:

Michael Møller, Director-General of UN Office at Geneva

H.E. Amb. Geert Muylle, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations in Geneva

H.E. Amb. Ricardo González Arenas, Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations in Geneva

Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

Messeh Leone, Advocate for children affected by war, from Sierra Leone

Nathalie Ben Zakour Man, Senior Child Protection Advisor and Field Victims’ Rights Advocate, United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)

Jean-François Basse, UNICEF

Ezequiel Heffes, Director of Operations, Geneva Call

Erica Hall, World Vision


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