Inside CSW61 - Children, Not Soldiers! Special Meeting with Ms. Leila Zerrougui Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

Last March 17 during the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Ms. Nam Hee Kim Chairwoman of IWPG had the meeting with Ms. Leila Zerrougui Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.

Children are the most vulnerable and at a great risk of becoming victims of wars and armed conflicts. As the first mission of IWPG is to protect children and pass world peace on as a legacy for them, this meeting was very special for two women leaders. Ms. Leila Zerrougui has been working as an advocate to build awareness and give prominence to the rights and protection of boys and girls affected by armed conflict, and also as a legal expert in human rights. Ms. Kim, who has also been working closely for women and children rights from various fields had a good discussion with Ms. Zerrougui about the strategies and methods to help women and children against the armed conflict. Ms. Zerrougui also asked Ms. Kim and IWPG members to encourage the world together to participate their 'Children, Not Soldiers' Campaign. 

The campaign 'Children, Not Soldiers', an initiative of Ms. Leila Zerrougui and UNICEF, aims to galvanize support to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children by national security forces in conflict.


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▶ To learn about the United Nations Oiffce of Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Click Here.


Last Updated 2017-03-24