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SRSG Zerrougui statement on Protecting Education from Attack

Jun 25, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Photos by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Geneva, Switzerland, June 24 2015 The full spectrum of parties-to-conflict puts schools and universities to use for a multitude of self-serving purposes, including as barracks, or training grounds – even as weapons stores or defensive positions. While some claim there is a military logic to using schools, Governments and military commanders must also be cognizant of the grave repercussions such commandeering has on children’s right to education. At worst, it can turn the school into an immediate target, thereby endangering the lives of any children in the vicinity, and risking structural damage from weapons fire that [Read More]

Ban Ki-Moon welcomed Pope Francis Comments on Climate Change

Jun 19, 2015 News , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, June 18 2015 –  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to journalists after addressing the Security Council open debate on children and armed conflict. In his remarks, the Ban Ki-Moon welcomed the papal encyclical on climate released earlier in the day by Pope Francis. The Secretary-General said that he and Pope Francis agree that climate change is a moral issue that requires collective urgent action. At Ban’s side is Leila Zerrougui, his Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict. On the Photo: SG Ban Ki-Moon and Leila Zerrougui, Credit: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire UN  Secretary-General  Ban Ki-moon Thursday welcomed [Read More]

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