One of the best ways to secure a more promising future for war-ravaged Afghanistan is through a major investment in its youth, the United Nations envoy for war-affected children said today in New York.
Concluding a weeklong trip to the Russian Federation today, the United Nations envoy for war-affected children welcomed assurances by government authorities that refugees from Chechnya would not be returned against their will.
The senior United Nations official charged with promoting the interests of war-affected children returned to Moscow today, after a four-day trip to the northern Caucasus region to assess first-hand the plight of children caught in the Chechnya conflict.
The United Nations' chief advocate for war-affected children held talks with senior government officials in Moscow today, as part of his week-long mission to the Russian Federation, including the Northern Caucasus.
The President of Germany has awarded Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Representative for Children and Armed conflict the country's "German Africa Prize" for his "tireless efforts" for peace and democracy across the globe.
While welcoming the "remarkable" progress in Angola's peace process, the United Nations envoy for war-affected children today called for urgent action to address the devastating humanitarian legacy of the country's long-running war.
The top United Nations official dealing with the issue of children and armed conflict has arrived in Angola on a week-long visit to discuss child protection projects being planned in the country in view of the peace process there.