Posted by: africanpressorganization | 14 April 2009

Democratic Republic of the Congo / Children and Armed Conflict



Democratic Republic of the Congo / Children and Armed Conflict


KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) April 14, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the offices of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general and the spokesperson for the General Assembly president


The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy, will start a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo tomorrow, 14 April.  The objective of her visit is to ascertain first hand the situation of children and ensure their greater protection in the ongoing humanitarian crisis.  Coomaraswamy will pay particular attention to the issues of children associated with armed groups, sexual violence, internally displaced and refugee children, as well as impunity for crimes against children.



SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General



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