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2016 CSW 60 ISIL Event Title

Forced Migration, Human Trafficking, and Child Soldiers:

How ISIL is Exploiting the Conflict in the Middle East




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2016 CSW 60 ISIL Event Summary

This interactive dialogue will address the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's (ISIL) exploitation of the Middle East's current political and humanitarian instability for their own gain. This exploitation and its many consequences result in negative effects on sustainable development. The panel will primarily address the effects of ISIL's actions on the local populations, specifically in terms of forced migration, human trafficking, and child soldiers.

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יישומים מקוננים

Li Fung Photo bio

Li Fung

Office of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict

Shafferan Sonneveld bio and photo

Shafferan Sonneveld

Global Advocacy Director
Muslims for Progressive Values

Edward J. Flynn bio photo

Edward J. Flynn

Senior Human Rights Office
UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate

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Dr. Emeka Obiezu bio photo

Dr. Emeka Obiezu

Main Representative, Augustinians International
Vice Chair of the UN NGO Committee on Migration

Dennis W. Frado bio photo

Dennis W. Frado, Moderator

Director, Lutheran Office for World Community, ELCA
Main Representative at UN, The Lutheran World Federation

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מפרסם נכסים

Forced Migration, Human Trafficking and Child Soldiers: How ISIL is Exploiting the Conflict in the Middle East, hosted by the UN Programs of the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and...

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The Orthodox Church vehemently denounces any type of discrimination against persons based solely upon race, sex, gender, or creed. As such, the Church fully believes in the sacredness of the person as a vessel “of the image of God” (Genesis 1:27). His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos of blessed memory, a champion of civil and human rights in the modern era, reiterates this point by stating that “the Church has never hesitated to fight, when it felt it must, for the rights of mankind.”

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council (GOAC) has advocated has advocated as a non-governmental organization (NGO) at the United Nations on the issues of equality. Currently, the GOAC is a contributing member of the following NGO Committees related to this topic:


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