Wednesday 18 September 2019

Gordon Brown proposes 'new deal' for children in conflict zones

The former prime minister announced that he will submit a plan to the UN secretary-general for raising funds for guaranteed safe schools
The former prime minister announced that he will submit a plan to the UN secretary-general for raising funds for guaranteed safe schools

Gordon Brown has proposed what he calls a "new deal" for children in conflict zones around the globe.

The former prime minister announced at the United Nations headquarters that he will submit a plan to the UN secretary-general for raising funds for guaranteed safe schools.

He has also called for the creation of a new international criminal court specifically for atrocities against children.

Mr Brown has been the UN's special envoy for global education under outgoing Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

He told reporters on Thursday that he also wants the European Court of Human Rights to prosecute the perpetrators of school bombings.

He said: "From Mosul to Aleppo, it is often more dangerous to be a child on the streets than a soldier on the front line."

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