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Jun 30, 2011
| GermanyUN & Watchlist
The UN’s Children and Armed Conflict Agenda offers member states a unique opportunity to shape one of the most promising and actionable human rights agendas that derives its strength from a broad consensus among governments that children’s rights must be protected.
Side-event Children and Armed Conflict - Statement by Eva Smets, Watchlist
Jun 30, 2011
| GermanyUN and the Permanent Mission of France
First of all, I would like to thank Ambassador Wittig and the German mission for having organized this event, which is for us an excellent way to prepare for the public debate on July 12th on the protection of children in armed conflict in the Security Council and the possible adoption of a resolution.
We are at an important moment today: on the one hand, we can draw lessons from what we have done in the past years, it’s not yet a success story but some good progress has been made; and on the other hand, we must increase our effectiveness. Her Royal Highness wondered what we can do, what action we can take. Let me add that this issue of children in armed conflict is another project on which Qatar and France share the same objective. We do that also on a number of other issues.
Statement by Mrs Béatrice Le Fraper of the Permanent Mission of France on the side-event Children and Armed Conflict