Children in the Crossfire: Stopping Attacks on Schools and Hospitals
Department:Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination
Audience:Open to the Public
The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will sponsor a panel discussion, "Children in the Crossfire: Stopping Attacks on Schools and Hospitals," on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in 016 Robertson Hall. Panel participants will include Amy Kapit, Executive Director, Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack; Susannah Sirkin, Executive Director, Physicians for Human Rights; and Susanne Fries-Gaier, Deputy Head of Division, German Federal Office for Foreign Affairs. Eva Smets, Executive Director of Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict will moderate the discussion. The event is free and open to the public.
The public panel is the closing session of a private workshop on children and armed conflict, "Priorities for the UN's Children and Armed Conflict Agenda." The workshop is co-sponsored with 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. 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. See LISD website for further details www.lisd.princeton.edu