UN’s Undersecretary and Special Adviser to the Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide, Ms. Alice Nderitu, together with advisers and UN Resident Coordinator in BiH, Ingrid Macdonald, visited the War Childhood Museum today as a part of her first official visit to BiH.
In addition to visiting the Museum, Undersecretary Nderitu had a meeting with the War Childhood Museum’s Founder, Jasminko Halilović, on the topic of possible cooperation in BiH and the U.S. where the WCM opened its office in 2020. Having seen it before on a photograph next to the entrance to her office in the UN’s Headquarters, the Undersecretary recognized one of the items currently on display – the ballet shoes from the War Childhood Museum were a part of a 2019 NYC exhibition featuring exhibits from several renowned museums.
Following her visit, Undersecretary Nderitu wrote the following in the WCM’s book of impressions: “I feel immensely privileged to have seen the memories displayed in this Museum. They present to me a part of the pain human beings have gone through and that we should never go back to. Children deserve memories of peace. Thank you for your work.”