UNODA Occasional Papers
No. 14, February 2009
Conflict of Interests: Children and Guns in Zones of Instability—Panel Discussion at the United Nations
The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict organized a lunchtime event on the margins of the Third Biennial Meeting of States to Consider the Implementation of the Programme of Action on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms, held in New York from 14 to 18 July 2008. This Occasional Paper captures the introductions to the programme by Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and Sergio Duarte, the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.
The following presentations are also featured in this publication:
- Christiane Agboton Johnson made a presentation on the experience of MALAO, the Movement Against Small Arms and Light Weapons in Western Africa, in its work to retrain youth in the conflictprone area of Casamance in Senegal.
- Ananda Millard presented the results of a research project sponsored by UNICEF and implemented by the Small Arms Survey and Viva Rio (Brazil), on the impact of small arms borne by children in situations of conflict and peace.
Radhika Coomaraswamy, Sergio Duarte, Christiane Agboton Johnson, Ananda Millard
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Publication date: February 2009