A/71/882-S/2017/345 (Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children)

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A/71/882-S/2017/345 (Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children)

Authors: 
Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination; Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict; Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations
04/2017

This is the final report, circulated as a UN General Assembly and Security Council Document, of the workshop, “Priorities for the UN’s Children and Armed Conflict Agenda,” convened at Princeton University by the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determinantion's Project on Gender in the Global Community and the non-governmental organization Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, on December 12-13, 2016. The workshop brought together representatives of United Nations Member States, including members of the Security Council, the UN Office of the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict (OSRSG-CAAC), Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), UNICEF, academics, and NGOs to discuss priorities for the UN’s Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) agenda in 2017 and 2018. The workshop began with informal discussions among participants in advance of the working sessions on December 12, and closed with a public session on December 13, to introduce a wider audience to the plight of children caught in the crossfire of armed conflict, particularly in the context of attacks on schools and hospitals. The working sessions of the workshop consisted of three closed sessions on December 13.

Keywords: 
Children and Armed Conflict; Children; Conflict; Security; United Nations; Peacekeeping; Schools; Hospitals