|Title||USD Hosts Discussion on the Impact of Conflict on Children|
|Contact E-mail||mwagoner, at sandiego.edu|
|Contact Phone||(619) 260-4659|
On Monday, May 9, 2011, Radhika Coomaraswamy, who in April 2006 was named United Nations (U.N.) Under-Secretary-General, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, will address the many challenges in protecting boys and girls affected by armed conflict. Coomarswamy works with governments and armed groups to prevent the recruitment of child soldiers, protect children from trafficking in conflict zones, and reintegrate young people into society who have been forced into taking up arms.
Coomaraswamy has won many awards including the International Law Award of the American Bar Association, the Human Rights Award of the International Human Rights Law Group, and the Leo Ettinger Human Rights Prize of the University of Oslo.
The event is free and open to the public and to the press, but registration is required here.
WHAT: Ms. Coomaraswamy will present a lecture on protecting children from the consequences of armed conflict
WHERE: University of San Diego
WHEN: Monday, May 9, 2011 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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