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Virginia Gamba appointed new Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017
Juvenile Justice in the world

On April 12th, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Virginia Gamba for the position of Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict. 


Ms. Gamba is currently Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism established by Security Council resolution 2235 (2015) on the use of chemicals as weapons in Syria. She brings more than 30 years of experience and professional leadership on issues related to disarmament, peace and human security.

She will replace Leila Zerrougui of Algeria, who has filled this position during the past 5 years. The Secretary-General has expressed his gratitude for Ms Zerrougui's dedicated service and commitment to the United Nations.

The IJJO wishes to congratulate Ms. Gamba for her appointment as SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict and is confident that her vast experience and commitment will be an asset to the protection of the rights and well-being of children in armed conflicts around the world.

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