Germany to push for children's safety in conflicts and climate security

Peter Wittig

The protection of children in conflict and climate security will be high on the UN Security Council's agenda, says German Ambassador to the United Nations, Peter Wittig.

Germany is presiding over the UN's main organ responsible for the maintenance of peace and security in July.

Ambassador Wittig says conflicts like Sudan, Syria and Libya will probably keep the Council busy, but he would also like to focus on more long term security challenges.

"We want to sharpen the tools that the international community has to protect schools from attacks and we will introduce and hopefully adopt a resolution to that effect on July 12 in a meeting of foreign ministers."

Ambassador Peter Wittig also wants to look at security challenges like sea level rise and scarcity of resources that an unchecked climate change would pose.

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