This event, hosted by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack, will feature young people who have survived some of the most serious school attacks in history, and experts to address how governments can support the Safe Schools Declaration and protect education during times of armed conflict.
Ambassador Tore Hattrem, Permanent Representative of Norway
Ambassador Martín García Moritán, Permanent Representative of Argentina (welcoming remarks)
Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu: Joy and Lydia were among the 276 female students kidnapped by Boko Haram from a government secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria. They were able to quickly escape, but to this day, over 100 other students remain missing. Joy and Lydia currently study at Southeastern University in Florida.
Ann Makome, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Sharon Riggle, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict
Zama Neff, co-chair, Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack
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