Dr. Ahmed bin Mubarak, the minister of foreign affairs and immigration affairs of yeman and US special representative for children and armed conflicts, Mrs. Virginia Gamba met in New York City.
The meeting focused on the violation of children’s rights. It is one of the clear fact that children are most vulnerable to exploitation in many conflict areas in the world, including Yemen.
Yeman foreign minister said efforts are being taken nationally to protect children’s rights. There is a need to protect children from exploitation in regions where armed conflicts are at peak levels.
Minister also added that yeman govt is committed to cooperating with the national side, to upgrading the capacity building of government and to implementing to roadmap for children’s rights. Efforts are also in full swing to stop the recruitment of children in armed militant groups.
He also asserted that the Yemeni government is willing to coordinate with all regional or international parties to end child abuse in conflicting zones.
He blamed the Houthi militants of Yemen for recruiting the children through summer camps to carry weapons against the govt.
The Yemeni government is also working on reintegrating and rehabilitating children who escaped from the clutches of anti-national elements.
On the other side, Secretary-General Mrs Virginia Gamba of the United Nations Agency for Children and Armed Conflicts praised the cooperation and many other initiatives taken by the Yeman govt.
she also hoped that yeman would continue its efforts in this direction. She also expressed views that soon there will be peace in the yeman.
Mrs. Virginia Gamba said that the International Agency on Children is taking the great initiative to protect children’s future, especially those who struck in war zones.
According to her, only a peaceful and conflict-free environment can ensure children’s bright and safe future.
The yeman’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Mr. Abdullah Al-Saadi, also attended the meeting.