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Launch of the Practical guidance for mediators to protect children in situations of armed conflict
12 Feb 2020 -  The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (SRSG CAAC) and the Permanent Missions of Belgium and Sweden to the United Nations are hosting a high-level event to launch the Practical guidance for mediators to protect children in situations of armed conflict.
Member States, UN representatives as well as child protection and mediation experts will discuss the importance of including child protection measures into peace negotiations and mediation efforts from the start. They will share concrete examples of situations in which child protection issues were successfully integrated into peace processes, with a tangible positive impact for children.
The event will serve to launch the practical guidelines for mediators for the wider public, highlighting the added value of including child protection issues in peace processes with a view to sustainable and long-term peace and security. The tool provides practical guidance to mediators in order to take these issues into consideration at the early stages of peace negotiations and processes of peace consolidation.
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