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Children and armed conflict: Integrating child protection into peace processes - 8721st Security Council Meeting
12 Feb 2020 -  Letter dated 5 February 2020 from the Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (S/2020/97)
The Security Council has unanimously recognized the need for the integration of child protection into peace processes, since the very beginning of the children and armed conflict mandate.
Members of the Security Council will learn about the practical guidance and hear from child protection and mediation experts about their experience in including the protection of children in peace negotiation and mediation efforts, with tangible results for children, including their release from armed forces or armed groups and reintegration into civilian life.
The briefing will be presided over by Philippe Goffin, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Kingdom of Belgium, in the presence of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, King and Queen of the Belgians.
His King Philippe will deliver a statement for the Kingdom of Belgium.
Briefers:
- António Guterres, UN Secretary-General
- Smaïl Chergui, Commissioner for Peace and Security of the African Union Commission (by videoconference)
- Jo Becker, Chair of the Advisory Board of Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict