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Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict in Colombia, Welcomes Sustained Efforts to Protect Children from Conflict

*Spanish version available below*New York/Bogotá, 7 December 2022 — Encouraged by the commitment of the Colombia Government towards “Total Peace” that includes the full implementation of the 2016 peace agreement and the resumption of peace negotiations with the ELN, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for children and armed conflict, Mrs. Virginia Gamba, reminded [...]

2022-12-09T10:07:06-05:00Wednesday, 7 December 2022|

Attacks on Schools Increased a Year After Adoption of Resolution Safeguarding Right to Education

New York, 1 December 2022 – The number of attacks against schools and education personnel has seen an increase this year, according to preliminary data from the Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for children and armed conflict. The most recent one took place today in the northern city of Aybak [...]

2022-12-01T16:41:31-05:00Thursday, 1 December 2022|

Ethiopia: Peace Agreement’s Opportunity Must be Seized to Include Rights and Needs of Children Affected by Conflict

New York, 30 November 2022 – The Agreement for Lasting Peace through a Permanent Cessation of Hostilities in Ethiopia, brokered by the African Union, is a milestone that provides an important opportunity to prioritize the protection of children, including by incorporating their rights and needs in the mediation process and peace discussions, said the [...]

2022-12-01T16:37:38-05:00Wednesday, 30 November 2022|

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 festivities: Qatar Fund for Development, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict participate in Generation Amazing Youth Festival

Doha, 18 November 2022 - Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), in partnership with the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (OSRSG CAAC), jointly participated in Generation Amazing's Youth Festival. The participation aims to raise awareness about the plight of children affected by armed conflict and foster international [...]

2022-11-18T12:59:31-05:00Friday, 18 November 2022|

DRC: Children Still Paying Highest Price of Conflict; Parties Should Strengthen Engagement with the UN to End and Prevent All Grave Violations

New York, 15 November 2022- The children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to endure a disturbingly high number of grave violations as a result of conflict, including an intensification of armed activities by a growing number of armed groups, particularly in Ituri and North Kivu. The realities of children in [...]

2022-11-15T10:21:46-05:00Tuesday, 15 November 2022|

COP27: Conflict-Affected Children Vulnerable to Climate-Induced Shocks, Threatening Resilience and Right to Safe Environment

New York, 4 November 2022- From 6-18 November, the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, where solutions to tackle the global challenge of climate crisis will be discussed. The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, stresses the [...]

2022-11-04T10:30:36-04:00Friday, 4 November 2022|

Statement by SRSG Gamba at the Third Committee of the General Assembly Discussion of the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children

Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba, SRSG-CAAC at the Third Committee of the General Assembly  Discussion of the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children Item 71 (a)  7 October 2022  Mr. Chair, Excellencies,  Distinguished Delegates,  I am honoured to address the Third Committee alongside Ms. Najat Maalla M’jid and Mr. Sanjay Wijesekera of UNICEF who are among key [...]

2022-10-07T10:33:31-04:00Friday, 7 October 2022|

Sudan: Children in conflict-affected areas continue to endure grave violations within unstable political context

New York, 28 September 2022 – Children in conflict-affected areas in the Sudan continue to be affected by grave violations within an unstable political environment and worsening humanitarian situation, highlighted the seventh report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in the Sudan. The United Nations verified 520 grave violations against 445 [...]

2022-09-28T09:48:09-04:00Tuesday, 27 September 2022|
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