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The Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflict (UNETCHAC), launched in November 2020, represents the first International Academic Network with the aim to enhance the role of the Academic Community in the Protection of Children directly and indirectly involved in Armed Conflict.
Currently, the Network sees participation of more than 40 universities and research centers coming from different geographical areas such as Europe, Africa, Middle East and Americas. Some of these universities and research centers are located in conflict zones.


Advanced Training Course 2023


The Second Edition of our Advanced Course, "International Criminal Jurisdiction and Children in Armed Conflict", was launched on Thursday, 18 May, with the welcoming address by Ms Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict and the First Vice-President of the International Criminal Court_ICC  H.E. Judge Luz del Carmen
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The Network aims to promote analysis and research activities with a view to enhancing the social and legal protection of boy and girl children involved in armed conflict. The Network will also provide activities aimed at increasing the awareness of the spreading phenomenon of the consequences for children involved in armed conflict both when they are direct victims and also when they are affected indirectly by violations to their families and communities (i.e. early school leaving).

The Conferences organized by the Network are specifically focused on the protection of girl children as affected by specific gender-based violations in armed conflict. The Conferences are organized with the aim to promote and increase a dialogue within the academic community both at the national and the international level, with a view to contributing to enhance the protection of girl children.

More than 40 Universities and Research Centers of different countries from Europe, Middle East, Africa, North and Latin America have already joined the Network, and more will join.

If you are an Institution interested to be part of the Network, please write us with your proposals.

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