JUBA, South Sudan, October 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Government of South Sudan, UNMISS Child Protection Unit and UNICEF are launching #CHILDRENNOTSOLDIER Campaign in South Sudan at Dr. Garang Mausoleum.
Background: The campaign is part of the Global Campaign #CHILDRENnotsoldiers which aims to end the recruitment and use of children by 2016. The event marks the country’s renewed commitment to end the recruitment and use of children by its army.
8:00am – 8:30am: Arrival of Invited Guests – Ministry of Defence (MOD), Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare (MGCSW), UNMISS
8:30am – 9:00am: Parade – SPLA
There will be remarks and presentations for launching #CHILDRENNOTSOLDIER Campaign.
Confirmed speakers include the Minister of Defence Kuol Manyang Juuk and the UNICEF Representative in South Sudan Jonathan Veitch.
The programme will end at 12 noon followed by lunch.