Children and Armed Conflict – challenges for the next decade

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Open Refleks seminar

mandag 23. juni 2008, kl. 13:00

Sal: Wergeland

Arrangør: Utenriksdepartementet

Inngang: Gratis

Children and armed conflict has become a firm part of the international political agenda. The changing nature of conflicts is posing new challenges to children. The fight against impunity, the need for systematic inclusion of provisions for children in peace processes are among the key issues. How can countries like Norway contribute to further the protection of children and their rights in armed conflicts and peace building and processes?

Opening by
Raymond Johansen, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Keynote speech
Radhika Coomaraswamy, Under Secretary-General and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

Debate
Elisabeth Rasmusson, Secretary General Norwegian Refugee Council
Annette Giertsen, Senior Adviser on Child Participation, Save the Children Norway
Scott Gates, Head of Centre for the Study of Civil War, PRIO 
Radhika Coomaraswamy

Moderators
Steffen Kongstad, Deputy Director General 
Ragne Birte Lund, Ambassador Department for UN, Peace and Humanitarian Affairs, MFA

Registration: refleks@mfa.no

www.regjeringen.no/refleks

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