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UN report reveals shocking levels of grave violations against children affected by conflicts

5 October 2017 – More than 15,500 children became victims of widespread violations – including shocking levels of killing and maiming, recruitment and use, and denial of humanitarian access – a latest Secretary General's report on Children and Armed Conflict has revealed. Children surrender their weapons during a ceremony formalizing their release from the SSDA [...]

2017-12-08T11:08:37-05:00Thursday, 5 October 2017|

Protecting Children in Armed Conflict: Voices from the field

Chief Child Protection Advisers (CPA) from Somalia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Afghanistan were gathered in New York on 19 September to brief Member States, Officials and Partners on the crucial transversal work done by CPAs in the field to better protect children living in areas affected by conflicts. The event Protecting Children [...]

2018-11-16T16:28:07-05:00Thursday, 21 September 2017|

Interview with First Chair of the Security Council Working Group

Interview with Jean-Marc de La Sablière, former Permanent Representative of France to the UN, and first Chair of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict “I am glad that [resolution] 1612 could provide the framework for the work being done today. When we negotiated 1612, there was a sense that achievements had [...]

2018-11-08T14:28:33-05:00Tuesday, 8 November 2016|

Statement by Leila Zerrougui at the Security Council Monthly meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria in November 2015

Statement by Ms. Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Briefing to the Security Council Monthly meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria 16 November 2015 Please check against delivery Permettez-moi tout d’abord de présenter mes condoléances au Représentant permanent de la France et au peuple français, ainsi qu’à toutes [...]

2018-11-28T12:22:23-05:00Monday, 16 November 2015|

A Decade of Action Plans to Protect Children Affected by Armed Conflict

Ten years ago, on 22 April 2004, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 1539, which called on all parties listed for recruitment and use of children in the annexes of the Secretary-General’s report on children and armed conflict to “prepare […] concrete, time-bound action plans to halt recruitment and use of children […], in close [...]

2018-11-12T17:01:47-05:00Thursday, 8 May 2014|

29 Apr 2009 – Grace Akallo at the Security Council

Statement by Grace Akallo Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict29 April 2009 Madame Chairperson, Mr. Secretary-General, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. Let me thank you for inviting me to give a small voice to the many voiceless children in wars. My name is Grace Akallo. I am from Uganda, and I [...]

2018-11-12T17:05:40-05:00Wednesday, 29 April 2009|
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