MALI / GAMBA VISIT

09-Jul-2019 00:01:06
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba travelled to Mali today to assess the impact of the conflict on children, engage and advocate for better protection with all relevant stakeholders. MINUSMA
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STORY: MALI / GAMBA VISIT
TRT: 1:06
SOURCE: MINUSMA
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 09 JULY 2019, BAMAKO, MALI
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1.Various shots, Virginia Gamba welcomed and greeted by the Minister of Malians Abroad and African Integration, Amadou Koita, and the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, in charge of the political pillar of MINUSMA and the Acting Head of Mission, Joanne Adamson, and UNICEF Representative in Mali, Lucia Elmi
2. SOUNDBITE (French) Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict:
“I am here to talk to the government, the national authorities and also to the armed groups that are parts of the peace process here in Mali. And the most important thing is to campaign for the best protection of children affected by conflict.”
3. Wide shot, Virginia Gamba leaving the building
STORYLINE
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba, travelled to Mali today (09 Jul) to assess the impact of the conflict on children, engage and advocate for better protection with all relevant stakeholders, and follow-up on opportunities to strengthen the protection of boys and girls affected by the armed conflict.

SOUNDBITE (French) Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict:
“I am here to talk to the government, the national authorities and also to the armed groups that are parts of the peace process here in Mali. And the most important thing is to campaign for the best protection of children affected by conflict.”

During her visit, she will meet with members of the Government, the diplomatic community including regional organisations, and UN partners as well as civil society.

The Special Representative will take part in a national launch of her new initiative “Act to Protect Children Affected by Conflict” and meet children released by armed groups enrolled in reintegration programmes. She will also undertake a field mission outside of Bamako to witness first-hand the work of child protection actors on the ground.

The mission of the Special Representative is organized in close cooperation with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and UNICEF. Gamba will be in Mali from 9 to 13 July.
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