Peace, Security, & Humanitarianism - Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council (GOAC) at the UN

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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Aplicações Aninhadas

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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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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Peace, Security, & Humanitarianism

Peace, Security, & Humanitarianism

Since the dawn of the 21st century, the world has experienced unprecedented conflicts that have threatened our very right to life and liberty. Rhetoric concerning conflict and war remains hypersensitive, perhaps now even more than ever. As a champion of human rights, the Orthodox Church is committed to peace and irrevocably condemns all types of violent conflict and exploitation, especially when it is in the name of religion. As Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew stated, "violence in the name of religion is violoence against religion." Therefore, the Church has a responsibility to promote peace and harmony.

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

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