Signing of Agreement on a Virtual Summer School on Child Protection and the Prevention of Grave Violations against Children in Armed Conflict
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Signing of Agreement on a Virtual Summer School on Child Protection and the Prevention of Grave Violations against Children in Armed Conflict

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Jul 15, 2022
 

Today Mr Christopher Cutajar, Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade, and Prof. Alfred J. Vella, Rector, University of Malta, signed an agreement for a pilot project of a virtual summer school in Child Protection and the Prevention of Grave Violations against Children in Armed Conflict.

 

This pilot project is being organised together with the Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict (SRSG-CAAC) in collaboration with the University of Malta to lay the groundwork for the establishment of a benchmark, state-of-the-art virtual summer school in Child Protection and the Prevention of Grave Violations against Children in Armed Conflict for individuals working in this field, including Government officials, civil society and child protection officers.

 

Malta recognizes that the roles of the UN, Governments and civil society to protect children from conflict and violence cannot be overlooked. All actors have a key role in designing and implementing child protection response programs, including comprehensive rehabilitation and reintegration programs that are gender-sensitive, and they need to work hand in hand, to make child protection a priority. Malta considers that education is crucial in order to ensure that all those involved in child protection in conflict areas are given expert training to be in the best position possible to protect children.

 

Children in Armed Conflict is a priority theme of Malta’s term as a non-permanent member on the UN Security Council for the years 2023 - 2024. Malta is committed to do its part for the benefit of children who find themselves in such precarious situations.


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