High School General Assembly 2


Ananya Sridhar
United States

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Committee: GA2

Country: Georgia

School Name: Chettinad Harishree Vidyalayam, Chennai

Delegate: Ananya Sridhar

Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (children and armed conflict)

Kofi Annan, a former secretary general of the United Nations, once said "There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace." As a result of the increasingly large amounts of armed conflicts and the refugee crisis that has occurred over the past decade, the safety and welfare of children across the world has been put at stake. At a global scale, there are comparatively high levels of children that face various forms of abuse such as violence, exploitation, lack of amenities, lack of presence of an adult guardian, involvement in war and many more. These factors affect the short term and long term health of children, impacting them at a higher level and ridding them of their precious childhood, something all children deserve. While the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was ratified by Georgia, was created in 1989 to protect children from these issues, the problem still persists in var...