recently spoke at a High-Level event
that launched the UN's new guidance note for mediators for protecting children in armed conflict. Alongside the Foreign Minister of Belgium and the Special Representative to the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict on the panel, Dragica made a case for children's participation in UN mediation processes using primary research she conducted in Fall 2019, arguing for inclusive peace processes and a shift in perception of children from passive recipients of policies to active agents of change. Dragica was acknowledged in the UN's official guidance note for having provided expert advice in the drafting of this document. Dragica is an expert on children and armed conflict based at Save the Children's UN Advocacy Office as a Senior Advocacy Adviser.
Are you a GPIA alum? Thanks to alumna BoHee Yoon
, the GPIA Alumni Facebook page
is now up and running. This is a great way to (re)connect, share stories of what you've been up to post-graduation, and also try to stay in touch with the current happenings at GPIA.
Alumni, we want to hear what you've been up to! Submit your updates here