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Protection measures needed to support children with disabilities in armed conflict

International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3 December 2022 GENEVA/NEW YORK - Persons with disabilities, particularly children, are too often left behind in situations of armed conflict and experience serious risks and challenges to flee, protect themselves and access necessities, UN experts* warned today, urging States to take protective measures and ensure inclusion and [...]

2022-12-02T09:09:07-05:00Friday, 2 December 2022|

All Persons Below the Age of 18 Years are Children: Upholding All the Rights of All Children, Everywhere, at All Times

Press Statement: For Immediate Release   The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child,  the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, UNICEF, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, jointly call on Member States today to respect and ensure the [...]

2022-10-06T09:04:55-04:00Thursday, 6 October 2022|

UN Children and Armed Conflict Office, UNESCO Sign Agreement to Strengthen Cooperation on Education for Children Living in Conflict Areas

International Day to Protect Education from Attack The Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict and UNESCO signed a memorandum of understanding on joint cooperation in the protection and continuation of education in armed conflict today. The agreement, signed in the margins of the commemoration of the [...]

2022-09-09T09:24:13-04:00Friday, 9 September 2022|

First Virtual Summer School on Child Protection in Armed Conflict Concluding This Week

The first Virtual Summer School on Child Protection in Armed Conflict is concluding tomorrow, but this unique two-week training will hopefully pave the way for further learning opportunities on the children and armed conflict agenda. This Virtual Summer School served as an important capacity-building tool and provided a comprehensive program to 42 participants selected out [...]

2022-11-04T10:07:14-04:00Thursday, 8 September 2022|

Nigeria: Decrease in Grave Violations Against Children Though Boys, Girls Continue to Suffer from Volatile Security Situation in North-East Region

Third Report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Nigeria Children living in the three conflict-affected states in north-east Nigeria have continued to endure grave violations, though in decreasing numbers, mainly at the hands of Boko Haram-affiliated and splinter groups, and efforts must be increased to protect children from violence and conflict, [...]

2022-09-07T07:26:15-04:00Wednesday, 7 September 2022|

 Concrete Efforts to Prevent Violations and Understanding Gendered Dimensions of Conflict Critical to Protecting Children

Annual Report of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to the General Assembly   As children around the world continue to grow up amidst situations of conflict and violence, as well as to bear the burden of long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial to continue to [...]

2022-08-26T13:52:10-04:00Friday, 26 August 2022|

Philippines: New Report Details Policy Progress in the Protection of Children Affected by Armed Conflict, though Children Continue to be Exposed to Grave Violations

The decrease in grave violations against children coupled with the progress in child protection policy is encouraging for the future of children in the Philippines – even though the continued effects of hostilities on boys and girls remain concerning, highlights a new report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in the Philippines. [...]

2022-08-24T15:51:58-04:00Tuesday, 23 August 2022|

Statement by Patrick at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

Your Excellences, Government Ministers, Ambassadors, Delegates, and invited Guests. I would like to thank the Permanent mission of Brazil for the invitation to speak and to Member States for their presence and engagement on children and armed conflict. My name is Patrick. I would like to tell you a little about myself. Then I have [...]

2022-07-19T10:43:16-04:00Tuesday, 19 July 2022|

Statement by SRSG Gamba at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

Please check against delivery Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict  Presentation of the Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict (A/76/871-S/2022/493)   Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank His Excellency, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Ambassador Fernando Simas Magalhães, for convening this debate on the Secretary-General’s Annual Report [...]

2022-07-19T11:17:09-04:00Tuesday, 19 July 2022|

Abduction of Children in Armed Conflict: New Guidance Offers Tools for Monitors to Better Address One of the Most Complex Grave Violations of Children’s Rights

In an effort to strengthen the monitoring and reporting on the abduction of children in armed conflict, a guidance note is being published* by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict offering additional tools to practitioners to address this complex grave violation of children’s rights in times of [...]

2022-07-18T09:12:13-04:00Monday, 18 July 2022|
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