Seen, but not Heard

ab 24,90 

David Nosworthy (Ed.)

Placing Children and Youth on the Security Governance Agenda

ISBN 978-3-8258-1398-7
Jahr 2009
Seiten 336
Bindung broschiert
Reihe DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

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For all those who read the pages of this important study, they will
undoubtedly appreciate the important responsibility the security sector
has towards children. It will enable them to think through how child
protection strategies can become an integral part of efforts to create a
more secure and better world. What is particularly impressive is that the
reflection and arguments presented here bring together and combine a
common vision of the priorities that influence the security sector and
civil society, and this fact alone is full of promise for it envisages
investments in children today that will benefit the young people who will
become the leaders of tomorrow.

Graça Machel, Expert to the United Nations Secretary-General for the
Report on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children (1996)

Having reviewed this book for DCAF with considerable interest, I have not
changed my mind in thinking that this is an excellent opportunity to
broaden the debate on conflict and children away from just child soldiers,
but to focus also on young people in general and the active contribution
that they have to make to peacebuilding and social development. From a
security governance perspective there is a clear responsibility on the
part of multiple actors at multiple layers to formulate the collaborative
approaches required to provide a secure environment for all children

Paul Jackson, Head of the School of Government and Society at the University of
Birmingham, UK