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10 23 07 | 6-9PM | UNSP: CHILD SOLDIERS-THE SILENT COST OF WAR: WHAT HAS THE UNITED NATIONS DONE FOR THEM?

10 23 07 | 6-9PM | UNSP: CHILD SOLDIERS-THE SILENT COST OF WAR: WHAT HAS THE UNITED NATIONS DONE FOR THEM?

Columbia_2 The UN Studies Program, the Institute of African Studies, the Humanitarian Affairs Program, the International Conflict Resolution Program and the Human Rights Concentration invite you to a panel discussion entitled, "Child Soldiers – The Silent Cost of War: What Has the United Nations Done For Them?"

Panelists
Ishmael Beah, Former child soldier in Sierra Leone and author of Long Way Gone (Memoirs of a Boy Soldier)

Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert, Permanent Representative of France to the UN and Chairman, Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict

Nicolas Michel, Under-Secretary General, Department of Legal Affairs, UN

Hilde F. Johnson, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF

Jo Becker, Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch

Tonderai Chikuhwa, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict.

Moderator
Elisabeth Lindenmayer, Acting Director, UN Studies Program, SIPA.

The event is co-sponsored by The Institute of African Studies, The Humanitarian Affairs Program, The International Conflict Resolution Program and The Human Rights Concentration.

Location: Columbia University
International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY,  Room 1501

Contact: For more, contact Steven Vigil sdv2102@columbia.edu.

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