Children affected by armed conflict

Lo scorso 9 marzo Stroncature ha ospitato il convegno internazionale “CHILDREN AFFECTED BY ARMED CONFLICT. SAFEGUARDING THEIR RIGHT TO EDUCATION AND ENSURING SCHOOLS ARE SAFE”. L’evento ha coinvolto rappresentanti delle Nazioni Uniti, del Ministero degli Esteri e della Cooperazione economia italiano e dell’ Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflict. 

Opening remarks: Ms. Laura Guercio, Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflict Ms. Cathrine Andersen, Special Representative for Protection of Civilians, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Pieter Leenknegt, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Belgium to the UN in Geneva Keynote Speakers: Ms. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (tbc) Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Ms. Marina Sereni, Vice Minister of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Panel Mr. Fausto Pocar, Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflict and Honorary President of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law Ms. Yatasha Govender, Advocacy and Policy Advisor, Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attacks Ms. Sonia Khush, Syria Response Director, Save the Children Ms. Karla Hoover, Access to Education Delegate in Azerbaijan, ICRC Mr. Ezequiel Heffes, Legal Advisor, Geneva Call Ms. Katherine Cocco, Child Protection Officer, UNICEF New York.

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