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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|

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 [...]

2022-09-08T09:54:01-04:00Thursday, 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|

Cooperation between Qatar Fund for Development and the OSRSG CAAC, to Enhance the Protection of Children Affected by Armed Conflict

An agreement has been signed between Qatar Fund for Development and the Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to support the Office’s resources. The agreement was signed by Director General of Qatar Fund for Development, HE Mr. Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, and Special Representative of the UN [...]

2022-07-28T08:58:47-04:00Thursday, 28 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|

Statistics Should Never Overshadow the Individual Suffering of Children in Armed Conflict, “We Must Redouble Efforts to End Grave Violations”

Annual Report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict The year 2021 saw a deadly mix of conflict escalation, military coups and takeovers, protracted and new conflicts, as well as violations of international law, all of which had a devastating impact on the protection of children around the world. Cross-border conflict and intercommunal [...]

2022-07-13T14:24:27-04:00Monday, 11 July 2022|

Joint Statement by AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security and SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict on the Day of the African Child 

On the occasion of the Day of the African Child, the African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict unite their voices to call for the increased protection of children, especially those affected by conflict, to prevent and end grave violations [...]

2022-06-21T15:54:49-04:00Tuesday, 21 June 2022|
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