20th Anniversary Commemoration – Participants

On February 8th, top officials from the United Nations and the international community commemorated two decades of efforts to protect children from the scourge of war by marking the 20th anniversary of General Assembly resolution 51/77 (1997) on the promotion and protection of the rights of children.

In an informal meeting of the 193-member Assembly in New York, the UN body’s President, Peter Thomson, called the resolution “a landmark development in our global efforts to improve the protection of children in conflict situations.”

Watch or read the statements delivered by participants at the event:


Remarks by H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly


Remarks by H.E. Ms. Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Chef de Cabinet, on behalf of the Secretary-General

Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Olof Skoog, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations and Chair of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict


Remarks by Ms. Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

Remarks by Mr. Miroslav Jenča, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs

Remarks by Mr. El Ghassim Wane, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations


Remarks by Mr. Forest Whitaker, Artist, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation and SDG Advocate at the Commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the mandate on children and armed conflict

 

Please click on the Member States or organisations’ name to read their statement:

Flag_of_Afghanistan.svg     Afghanistan

 

download     Argentina

 

bg-lgflag     Bangladesh

 

download (16)     Belgium

 

download     Canada on behalf of the Group of Friends of Children and Armed Conflict

 

cflarge     Central African Republic

 

download (29)     Chile

 

download (17)     Colombia

 

download (18)     Ethiopia

 

download (2)     European Union

 

download     France

 

download (5)     Germany

 

download (1)     Hungary

 

download (30)     Indonesia

 

download (6)     Italy

 

images (3)     Japan

 

Joint NGO Statement

 

download (7)     Kazakhstan

 

download (8)     Kenya

 

download (9)     Malaysia

 

download (21)     Mexico

 

download (10)     Myanmar

 

images     New Zealand

download (1)     Norway on behalf of the Nordic Group

download (28)     Poland

 

download (22)     Qatar

 

download (23)     Republic of Korea

 

download (24)     Russian Federation

 

download (32)     Sierra Leone

 

images (1)    Slovenia on behalf of the Human Security Network

 

download (25)     Somalia

 

download (13)     Spain

 

ch-     Switzerland

 

Pre-1999_Flag_of_Tunisia.svg     Tunisia

 

download (27)     Ukraine

 

download (14)     United Kingdom

 

images (2)     Uruguay

 

Flag_of_the_United_States.svg     United States of America

 

download (3)     Venezuela

 

download (15)     World Health Organization