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Statement by Robert Young, ICRC on the side-event Children and Armed Conflict

Jun 30, 2011 | GermanyUN 6 ICRC

Attacks on schools and hospitals strike at the heart of International Humanitarian Law.  Sadly, such attacks are something the ICRC sees firsthand in our field operations worldwide. Such attacks can be grave breaches of IHL – war crimes.  It is too rare that those responsible are held accountable.  It is rarer still that their victims of unlawful attacks benefit from reparations.

Statement from Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser at the side-event Children in Armed Conflict

Jun 30, 2011 | GermanyUN & State of Qatar

Ladies and Gentlemen, Members of the Security Council - in the Secretary General’s Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict, he documents an increasing trend of direct and physical damage to schools, the closure of schools as a result of threats and intimidation, and the military occupation and use of schools as recruiting grounds in armed conflicts across the globe.

Statement by Ambassador Wittig at the side-event Children and Armed Conflict

Jun 30, 2011 | GermanyUN

The issue of children in armed conflict is of great importance. No child should be deprived of its elementary right to health and well being. This applies foremost for children in armed conflict which are in an especially vulnerable situation.

German statement at the Annual Session of the UNWomen Executive Board Meeting

Jun 28, 2011 | GermanyUN

Women’s Rights are Human Rights. Their integration into national and international agendas requires continued attention and we encourage UN Women to strengthen efforts in this respect. We are fully supportive of the mandate of UN Women to assist the UN system as a whole to progress more effectively and efficiently toward the goal of achieving gender equality, women’s empowerment and rights.  

Briefing session on Youth and Armed Conflict in the German Permanent Mission

Jun 23, 2011 | GermanyUN & DESA

Listening to youth in armed conflict The world is still a dangerous place for children. It is estimated that approximately 300,000 armed children and youths are living in conflict zones, half of th...