UNICEF Executive Director Discusses Situation Of Children Affected By Conflict In Joint Press Briefing

UNICEF: “We are seeing an utter disregard for the protection of children in conflict” — UNICEF Chief
This release highlights UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore’s remarks at a joint press briefing with Olof Skoog, permanent representative of Sweden to the U.N. and chair of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict. Fore notes, “What we are seeing around the world is an utter disregard for the protection of children. … UNICEF’s dedicated teams are working to deliver for children, often in extremely complex environments and sometimes at great risk. … But we need access and funds … Most importantly we need peace” (6/4).

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