UNESCO Chief and Envoy, UN Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Visit South Sudan
Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); and Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict; along with actor Forest Whitaker, who is UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and Founder and CEO of the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative, visited one of the Protection of Civilians (POC) camps at the UN compound in Juba. Tents at the camp serve as makeshift homes to a population of more than 30,000 people displaced by conflict and ethnic strife in the South Sudanese capital Juba. Strengthening the protection of children affected by armed conflict was one of the points of focus for the 22-24 June joint visit to South Sudan.
Ms. Zerrougui (centre, facing camera), with Ms. Bokova at her side, interacts with a resident of the camp.