The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Leila Zerrougui, will present the Secretary-General’s annual report on children and armed conflict on Tuesday, July 1, during the Noon Briefing at the UN Secretariat. The report presents information about grave violations committed against children in 23 country situations, including Iraq, Syria, South Sudan, Nigeria and the Central African Republic.
The report also includes the list of armed groups and armed forces who kill and maim, recruit and use children, commit sexual violence against children and/or attack schools and hospitals in conflict zones.
When: Tuesday, 1 July, Noon EST
Where: UN Headquarters, Briefing room
The press conference can also be screened on the United Nations live webcast: http://webtv.un.org/.
The report will be available here: http://childrenandarmedconflict.un.org/
For questions or interview requests, please contact:
Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict
Tel: +1 212 963-8285
Mobile: +1 917 288-5791