Johannesburg, 20 November 2014 – The United Nations Information Centre, together with the High Commission of Canada and Constitution Hill opened a photo exhibit on children and armed conflict, titled “Children of War: Broken Childhood” on 20 November 2014.
The launch featured a number of speakers, including a child soldier who shared his story, and the Deputy Regional Representative of the Regional Office for Southern Africa of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The exhibit was launched to coincide with Universal Children’s Day, and to mark the 25th anniversary of the United Nations, the historic international agreement that outlines the rights of all children.It is fitting to show this exhibit at Constitution Hill, an iconic place that has been the scene of systematic human rights abuse in the past. It has been transformed into a place where human rights are systematically promoted and defended. The exhibit is on display at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg until 19 December 2014.