By: Mark Leon Goldberg on February 17, 2015 Leila Zerrougui is the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict. She helps free child soldiers and protect children from the worst effects of war and conflict. In this episode, Zerrougui describes how she recently helped secure the release of child soldiers in South Sudan and reflects on her work to protect children around the world. Zerrougui was born in conflict: she grew up in Algeria during the war for independence and served as a juvenile court judge during Algeria’s civil war in the 1980s and 1990s before moving to a career with the United Nations. This is a great conversation!