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Published on Oct 29, 2012
Siddharth Chatterjee works for the IFRC as its Chief Diplomat and Head of Strategic Partnerships and International Relations at its HQ in Geneva, Switzerland. Before he worked for the UN and its agencies (i.e. UNICEF) for nearly 14 years. Siddharth thinks that the use of children as combatants in conflicts is amongst the most egregious violations of human and child rights and is a practice that continues unabated. Through his talk, Siddharth Chatterjee will explain how humanitarian diplomacy has made possible to demobilize children during an armed conflict -- rather than waiting for it to end and loss of a generation of children to war.
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