(English) Junior Nzita (Paix pour l’Enfance) on children and armed conflict – Security Council, 7414th meeting
“There is no acceptable way for children to be involved in hostilities,” Special Representative Leila Zerrougui told the audience of a panel on child soldiers at the Social Good Summit on Monday. Grace Akallo, herself a former girl soldier abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda, talked about the challenges she faced to [...]
Despite the weakening and scattering of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), it continued to be one of the gravest violators of children’s rights and must be stopped, a top UN official said, as she introduced a United Nations report on the subject.
Statement by Grace Akallo Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict29 April 2009 Madame Chairperson, Mr. Secretary-General, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. Let me thank you for inviting me to give a small voice to the many voiceless children in wars. My name is Grace Akallo. I am from Uganda, and I [...]
Grace Akallo Statement to the Security Council