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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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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

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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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Human Rights & Religious Freedom

Human Rights & Religious Freedom

Religious freedom is a fundamental human right. Despite recognition by international accords, religious liberty is under attack in many countries around the world. Surviving oppression both historically and today, the Orthodox Church is certainly no stranger to human rights violations and the lack of religious liberty. Through its 2000 years of experience, and with Christ at its core, the Church advocates for human rights, putting people before profit.

Since 1985, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council (GoArch at UN) has advocated as a non-governmental organization (NGO) at the United Nations on the issues of human rights and religious freedom. Currently, the GoArch at UN is a contributing member of the following NGO Committees related to this topic:

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