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SUN Student to Participate as Panel Speaker at the 25th Anniversary of the Children and Armed Conflict Mandate

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Final year student of Mass Communication, Skyline University Nigeria (SUN), Ms. Aisha Zannah has been nominated to participate as one of the Panel Speakers at the 25th Anniversary of the Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) Mandate. The invitation was contained in a mail signed on 4th January 2022, by Virginia Gamba, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. The mail read in part, "I would be honored if you could join us on this important occasion as a panel speaker and share your experience and work as an activist for the protection of children affected by conflict and for the promotion of girls’ education".

Buoyed by the tradition of success in the University, Ms. Aisha has distinguished herself and featured significantly in high-level events that have continued to make the University proud. It will be recalled that she was amongst the participants that emerged first place, following their presentations at the First Fire Summit in Kano State, in November 2020; For taking giant strides in service to humanity and commitment to uplifting the internally displaced persons in the society, she participated as a speaker at the International Forum 2020, in Montréal, at Centre Mont-Royal; Made Huge Presence at 3rd Annual Knowledge for Prevention Symposium K4P Symposium, Rwanda in November 2021; amongst others.

The event will feature other high-level participants who will contribute to the debate by sharing their insights and best practices. The 25th Anniversary of the Children and Armed Conflict Mandate is organized in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations and will be held on 18th January 2022 at the United Nations Head Quarters in New York.

The 25th Anniversary of the CAAC mandate is an opportunity to look back at the progress for children, including the more than 170,000 children released from armed forces and groups, and highlights the added value of the mandate as part of the human rights, development, and peace-building agendas. It is also an opportunity to look forward and explore ways in which the CAAC mandate could further evolve and generate more progress for the protection of boys and girls in the coming years.

The 25th Anniversary of the Children and Armed Conflict Mandate is organized in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations and will be held on 18th January 2022 at the United Nations Head Quarters in New York.