Protecting children, safeguarding their development from conflict violence and disasters
More than 100 delegates from over 20 countries met in Helsinki today to discuss how to make sure countries around the world can better prevent the fallout of conflicts, war and disasters from reversing the gains in development, economic growth and provision of services to their people in the future global development agenda.
The United Nations-convened dialogue considered how the nature of conflicts and violence is changing.
There is now one casualty from a recognized war for nine casualties of organized crime and intra-state conflicts.
Many leaders therefore believe that the new face of conflict requires a new solution and a new response from governments and the international community.
“In countries experiencing conflict there are usually severe problems in gender equality, and frequently rape and other gender-based violence is a particularly abhorrent aspect of conflict,” the Minister of International Development of Finland, Heidi Hautala, said.
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