MEDIA ADVISORY - In Ottawa: Protection of Children Within the Peace and Security Agenda

TORONTO and OTTAWA, May 26, 2017 /CNW/ - On Monday, May 29, Canadian journalist, commentator and author Carol Off will moderate a discussion on the issue of children in armed conflict with the Minister of Defence, The Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, retired Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, and South Sudanese child refugee James Thuch Madhier. This high-level non-partisan event is organized by leading Canadian child rights organizations Save the Children, the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, UNICEF Canada and World Vision Canada, and will bring together Canadians who have direct experience with children in armed conflict to consider the leadership role Canada can play in helping keep children safe in war as Canada considers the best approaches to take in fulfilling its commitment on peacekeeping.

WHAT: 

Protection of Children Within the Peace and Security Agenda: Canadian Leadership



WHO:  

The Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan


PC OMM MSM CD MP




Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire


Founder of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative




James Thuch Madhier


Child refugee from South Sudan, Social Entrepreneur Rainmaker




Carol Off (Moderator)


Canadian Journalist, Commentator and Author



WHEN:

Monday, May 29, 2017


12:00 – 1:30PM



WHERE:

180 Wellington St., Room 310, Ottawa



HOW:  

To rsvp or for more information, contact externalrelations@worldvision.ca 




For interviews with Save the Children CEO Patricia Erb, contact Katharine Harris at kharris@savethechildren.ca or 647-973-1185.




For interviews with UNICEF Canada Chief of Program, Meg French, contact Stefanie Carmichael at scarmichael@unicef.ca or 647-500-4230.




For interviews with the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative contact Dr. Shelly Whitman at shelly@childsoldiers.org or 902-430-6126.




For interviews with World Vision Canada Director of Policy Martin Fischer, contact Trisha Owens at 613-286-1559.

 

SOURCE UNICEF Canada

For further information: externalrelations@worldvision.ca

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