Malta remains committed to continue working in favour of more humanitarian aid to children affected by armed conflict
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Malta remains committed to continue working in favour of more humanitarian aid to children affected by armed conflict

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Sep 22, 2022
 
“Malta remains committed to continue working to see that all the necessary humanitarian aid continues to be provided so that the rights of children affected by Armed Conflict remain protected and safeguarded.” This was claimed by the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade Ian Borg during a conference he addressed in the margins of the 77th edition of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

During this conference, Minister Ian Borg reiterated that the subject of Children and Armed Conflict will be one of the main priorities for the two-year term that Malta will be serving on the United Nations Security Council which starts in January 2023. He said that Malta will continue to push for peace and in favour of humanitarian aid. In recent weeks, the Government of Malta worked with the Office of SRSG-CAAC in collaboration with the University of Malta on a virtual summer school in Child Protection in Armed Conflict. This pilot project held recently over two weeks, brought together a range of important actors from Government officials to civil society, military, and child protection officers.

With a positive message in favour of unity and peace, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Ian Borg claimed that the international community cannot fail countless children in conflict-zones world-wide including children with disability, children who require urgent medical care, as well as displaced and refugee children. Minister Borg emphasised the need for communities to join efforts and forces to ensure that children and their rights are protected and safeguarded.

During the UNGA Children and Armed Conflict conference  
During the UNGA Children and Armed Conflict conference 

Minister Ian Borg addresses Children and Armed Conflict conference
Minister Ian Borg addresses Children and Armed Conflict conference

“Committed to continue working in favour of the rights of children affected by Armed Conflict”
“Committed to continue working in favour of the rights of children affected by Armed Conflict”​