Press Releases

Nigeria: Boko Haram’s Tactics Continued to Terrorize Children, While Implementation of Commitments by CJTF Strengthened Efforts to Protect Them

Second Country Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Nigeria Boys and girls in northeast Nigeria continued to endure gruesome violations at the hands of Boko Haram and to be deeply affected by military operations against the group by Government Forces despite noteworthy efforts and commitments, highlighted the second country report of [...]

2020-07-24T11:53:01-04:00Friday, 24 July 2020|

Sudan: Peace Process Presents Opportunity to Better Protect Children as Grave Violations Continue

Sixth Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in the Sudan Despite substantial progress in ending the recruitment and use of children by parties to conflict, including Government forces, boys and girls in the Sudan continued to endure the dramatic effects of conflict-related violence, highlighted the sixth report of the Secretary-General on Children [...]

2020-07-23T11:18:34-04:00Wednesday, 22 July 2020|

Urgent to Protect Schools from Military Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic – SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict

Ensuring the protection of schools and education as the world addresses the COVID-19 pandemic is of utmost importance reminds the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba. Reaffirming the calls for a global ceasefire made by the Security Council (SCR 2532) on 1 July and by the Secretary-General on 23 [...]

2020-07-16T13:11:27-04:00Thursday, 16 July 2020|

Between Despair and Hope for Millions of Children in Armed Conflict, Imperative to Actively Implement Ceasefires & Peace Processes

Secretary-General Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict Covering the Year 2019 The tragedy of boys and girls used and abused in, for and by armed conflict continued unabated during 2019, as the UN verified over 25,000 grave violations against children including late verification, highlighted the latest Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and [...]

2020-06-15T15:00:11-04:00Monday, 15 June 2020|

UN Action Joins the Call of the Secretary-General for a Global Ceasefire

JOINT STATEMENT UN ACTION JOINS THE CALL OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR A GLOBAL CEASEFIRE On the occasion of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the member entities of United Nations Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict[1] express their grave concern at the continued use of sexual violence as a tactic [...]

2020-06-15T09:45:16-04:00Monday, 15 June 2020|

Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict: 20 Years After the Adoption of OPAC

Joint Statement by the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, the European Parliament Intergroup on Children's Rights and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Today marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on the involvement [...]

2020-05-25T08:28:58-04:00Monday, 25 May 2020|

UN experts urge States to protect children from sale, sexual exploitation & recruitment & use in hostilities

Four UN experts* on children’s rights are urging States to protect all children from sale, sexual exploitation and recruitment and use in hostilities and calling for universal ratification of two international human rights instruments that protect children from these violations of their rights. “Sale, sexual exploitation and recruitment and use in hostilities of children are [...]

2020-05-22T16:08:53-04:00Friday, 22 May 2020|

COVID-19: Protecting Hospitals, Healthcare Institutions and Protected Persons from Attacks is of Utmost Importance

“As countries around the world are focusing on their response to COVID-19, it is fundamental that hospitals and healthcare institutions, as well as the patients they host, are protected from attacks and that healthcare professionals are able to save lives without threat or harm,” said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and [...]

2020-05-12T18:11:16-04:00Tuesday, 12 May 2020|