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Briefing to the UN Security Council on Yemen

Briefing to the United Nations Security Council on the situation of children in Yemen Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict 15 April 2019 Check against delivery Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the President of the Council for the opportunity to [...]

2019-04-15T11:13:24-04:00Monday, 15 April 2019|

South Sudan: Children Share Stories of Sufferings with Security Council Working Group

by Francesca Mold, UNMISS James Korok is just nineteen-years-old but has already experienced a lifetime of pain, fighting as a child soldier in the war in South Sudan. Despite that, he is one of the lucky ones. Released by the armed forces in remote Pibor, James is back in school and earning US$60 a week [...]

2018-11-08T14:01:45-05:00Thursday, 8 November 2018|

Impunity Must End in South Sudan as Report Shows Children Suffering Persistent Grave Violations

New York, 15 October 2018 -  The level of violence and brutality endured by children in South Sudan is dismaying said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, as a new report shows that more than 9,200 children were verified by the United Nations as victims of grave [...]

2018-11-08T16:39:26-05:00Monday, 15 October 2018|

Mali: Growing Insecurity Adds to Challenges to Protect Children from Grave Violations

Increasing insecurity in Mali’s northern and central regions, along with the slow implementation of the peace agreement, have created an environment ripe for grave child rights violations. This is the conclusion of the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Mali, published today and covering the period from January 2014 to June [...]

2018-04-03T16:41:27-04:00Tuesday, 3 April 2018|

Children of Myanmar Still Victims of Grave Violations Despite Measures to End Recruitment and Use

  Recent Crisis Raises Grave Protection Concerns The United Nations Secretary-General, in his fourth report on the impact of armed conflict on children in Myanmar, documents progress in the Government of Myanmar’s efforts to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers, but notes that on-going clashes and the recent wave of violence in Rakhine add [...]

2018-01-26T09:59:11-05:00Friday, 26 January 2018|

Release and Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups: Remarks by SRSG Gamba

High-level Side Event on Release and Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups Remarks by the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Ms. Virginia Gamba 30 October 2017 Your Excellency, Mr. Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs, Mr. Anthony Lake, Executive Director of [...]

2018-11-02T14:32:06-04:00Tuesday, 31 October 2017|

UN Secretary-General’s remarks to the Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict [As delivered]

31 October 2017 Je souhaiterais tout d’abord remercier le Ministre des affaires étrangères de la France, Son Excellence Jean-Yves Le Drian, pour l’organisation de ce débat d’une importance vitale autour de la question des enfants et les conflits armés. Le rapport dont vous êtes saisis aujourd’hui indique qu'en 2016, les enfants ont continué d’être affectés [...]

2018-01-24T10:55:02-05:00Tuesday, 31 October 2017|

Statement by SRSG Gamba, Open Debate of the Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict

Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba, SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict Open Debate of the Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict 31 October 2017 – Security Council Chamber https://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1722935254001/?bctid=5628987492001&autoStart=false&secureConnections=true&width=480&height=270 Please check against delivery Mr. President, Secretary-General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I took up the position of Special Representative in May of this year. This is [...]

2018-01-24T10:37:25-05:00Tuesday, 31 October 2017|

UN Security Council urges more protections for children in conflicts

This article was originally published on the UN News Centre and can be found here 31 October 2017 – Deeply concerned about the abuse of children in war zones, the United Security Council today – in a debate in New York which included Secretary-General António Guterres and his special envoy on the issue – urged [...]

2017-11-10T11:18:35-05:00Tuesday, 31 October 2017|

Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict

Millions of Children Caught in Conflict, Victims and Targets of Despicable Harm New York, 5 October 2017 – Boys and girls living in countries affected by armed conflict have been victims of widespread violations in 2016, as documented in the Secretary-General’s Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict (A/72/361) released today and covering t