STOP THE WAR ON CHILDREN
On Thursday May 16th 2019 the Stop the War on Children Global Symposium took place in the Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands. The day was co-hosted by Her Royal Highness Princess Viktória, patron of Save the Children - The Netherlands. We were joined by the Mayor of the Municipality of The Hague, Pauline Krikke and the Director of the Carnegie Foundation, Erik de Baedts.
At the symposium, global decision makers such as Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Virginia Gamba, Special Representative to the UN Secretary General for Children in Armed Conflict, Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and Samuel Kofi Woods, former Liberian Minister of Labour and Public Works, experts and journalists.
Representatives from countries like Afghanistan, Argentina, Japan, Colombia, Syria, Spain, Sierra Leone, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Denmark and The Netherlands, joined children from conflict areas to make commitments to better protect children in conflict areas.