Visit by UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict to Nigeria

New York – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed conflict, Leila Zerrougui, will travel to Nigeria from 11 to 17 January to assess the situation of children affected by armed conflict in the country’s northeast and engage with authorities and partners to improve their protection.

The Special Representative will travel to Abuja on 11 January to meet with Nigerian authorities, the diplomatic community as well as UNICEF, the UN country team and NGO partners.

Ms. Zerrougui is also planning to travel to the northeast of the country to exchange with authorities and meet displaced children and their families.

WHO:     UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui
WHAT:   Mission to Nigeria
WHEN:   11-17 January 2015
WHERE: Nigeria

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For additional information, please contact:
Stephanie Tremblay, 
Communications, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Tel: +1 212 963 8285, Mobile: +1 917 288 5791 (mobile), 
tremblay@un.org