Zerrougui in Damascus


DAMASCUS,(ST)-At the invitation from the Syrian government,the UN Undersecretary and Special Representative for for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zarrougui arrived today in Damascus.

"during her four-day visit,Zerrougui is due  to meet a number of Syrian officials,the UN organisations' representatives  -based in Damascus- and NGO's representatives in a bid to be involved in protecting boys and girls,"Dr.Khaled al-masri,the UN media advisor told SANA.

Zerrougui will also evaluate the direct impact of the crisis in Syria on children.

Zerrougui was born in 1956 in SoukAhras,Algeria.Graduated from the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (Algiers).

She has had varios academic positions at law schools in Algeria.

Zerrougui was appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict at the Under Secretary-General level in September 2012.