Workshop: Priorities for the UN's Children and Armed Conflict Agenda

Event Date: 
Monday, December 12, 2016 to Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Location: 
Princeton University

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will co-sponsor a workshop, "Priorities for the UN's Children and Armed Conflict Agenda," December 12-13, 2016, on the Princeton University campus. The workshop is co-sponsored with the NGO Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict and will bring together international policy-makers and key UN and NGO actors to discuss specific, concrete, and targeted actions that can be taken within the framework of the UN’s Children and Armed Conflict (CAC) agenda to improve and strengthen the CAC agenda, and UN responses to grave violations against children such as attacks on schools and hospitals. This is the third policy workshop co-sponsored by LISD and Watchlist to be convened at Princeton University.

A public panel, "Children in the Crossfire: Stopping Attacks on Schools and Hospitals," will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, in 016 Robertson Hall at the close of the private portion of the meeting (panelists TBA). 

The workshop will consist of three working sessions focusing on: (1) a review of the Children and Armed Conflict agenda, (2) the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict and identification of working group priorities, and (3) a thematic discussion on addressing attacks on education and health care in armed conflict. A wrap-up session will summarize the findings and recommendations of the workshop and will consider how these recommendations could be taken forward in 2017-2018, particularly in the context of the Security Council’s thematic debates on Children and Armed Conflict, in the Working Group’s consideration of country-specific situations, and throughout its other activities.

Participants and panelists will include representatives of UN Security Council Missions, other UN Member States, relevant UN departments and offices such as DPKO, UNICEF and the Department of Political Affairs, and civil society.

The workshop sessions are private and by invitation only. Faculty and students are invited to attend the closed workshop sessions and should RSVP to Angella Matheney.