The Security Council Goes to School

Today, in a poignant and defining moment, an elite group of the world’s diplomats, sitting around the large, circular table at the UN Security Council, will be asked to listen and understand the cries of the world’s most vulnerable children. If they absorb a fraction of what they are told, they will then act.

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, March 25, in a poignant and defining moment, an elite group of the world’s diplomats, sitting around the large, circular table at the United Nations Security Council, will be asked to listen and understand the cries of the world’s most vulnerable children. If they absorb a fraction of what they are told, they will then act.

There will be little to debate or argue about. Absolutely nothing will be lost in translation. What they hear will be the same – and equally harrowing – in all languages.

The men and women of the Security Council will be told about the plight of the silent, forgotten, most at-risk victims of the world’s major conflicts – almost 30 million displaced out-of-school girls and boys. And the stories they will hear will sound more reminiscent of the Dark Ages than 2015.

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