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Deteriorating Security Situation in Eastern DRC Dramatically Impacts Children

The situation of children in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deteriorated dramatically over the past months. Children are bearing the brunt of the intensification of armed activities by a growing number of armed groups, including resurgent armed groups, particularly in North Kivu and Ituri. “The latest increase [...]

2023-01-23T15:27:52-05:00Monday, 23 January 2023|

Mali: Children bearing brunt of escalating violence, political instability, upsurge in grave violations

Grave violations committed against children in Mali are increasing at an alarming rate compared to the previous, longer reporting period, a Secretary-General Report on children and armed conflict in Mali published today highlighted. Children in Mali are still bearing the brunt of political instability, increased violence against civilians, and a worsening human rights situation [...]

2022-12-21T04:15:25-05:00Wednesday, 21 December 2022|

UN Special Representative of Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Concludes First Visit to Israel, State of Palestine

The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict (CAAC), Ms. Virginia Gamba, completed a 5-days mission to Israel and the State of Palestine. The visit follows up on the recommendations of the Secretary-General contained in his latest Annual Report on CAAC of June 2022 (paragraphs 302 and 303) requesting the [...]

2022-12-16T10:23:48-05:00Friday, 16 December 2022|

New Papers Explore How to Better Respond to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Against Boys in Conflict

On the occasion of the United Nations Human Rights Day 2022, the Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, in collaboration with the All Survivors Project (ASP), published two documents on conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) that shed light on how this grave violation specifically impacts boys. The [...]

2022-12-12T13:11:00-05:00Monday, 12 December 2022|

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|

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|

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|
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