How Can Children Be Protected From Impacts Of Armed Conflict?
Monday, May 9, 2011
KPBS -- Ms. Coomaraswamy will present a lecture on protecting children from the consequences of armed conflict tonight at 7 at the Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre at the University of San Diego.
Last month, a news story about the conflict in Libya ended with this short, tragic line: "one of the victims of the shelling in Misrata was a 3-year old girl."
Too often, children become the casualties in armed conflicts, and sometimes they become unwilling participants. We speak to the U.N. Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict.
Radhika Coomaraswamy, United Nations (U.N.) Under-Secretary-General, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict. (Full Story)