Statements

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|

Statement by SRSG Gamba at the Third Committee of the General Assembly Discussion of the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children

Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba, SRSG-CAAC at the Third Committee of the General Assembly  Discussion of the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children Item 71 (a)  7 October 2022  Mr. Chair, Excellencies,  Distinguished Delegates,  I am honoured to address the Third Committee alongside Ms. Najat Maalla M’jid and Mr. Sanjay Wijesekera of UNICEF who are among key [...]

2022-10-07T10:33:31-04:00Friday, 7 October 2022|

Statement by Patrick at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

Your Excellences, Government Ministers, Ambassadors, Delegates, and invited Guests. I would like to thank the Permanent mission of Brazil for the invitation to speak and to Member States for their presence and engagement on children and armed conflict. My name is Patrick. I would like to tell you a little about myself. Then I have [...]

2022-07-19T10:43:16-04:00Tuesday, 19 July 2022|

Statement by SRSG Gamba at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

Please check against delivery Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict  Presentation of the Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict (A/76/871-S/2022/493)   Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank His Excellency, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Ambassador Fernando Simas Magalhães, for convening this debate on the Secretary-General’s Annual Report [...]

2022-07-19T11:17:09-04:00Tuesday, 19 July 2022|

Gender Paper Launch: Statement by SRSG Virginia Gamba

Please check against delivery Your Excellency Ambassador Vanessa Frazier, Permanent Representative of Malta to the United Nations, Your Excellency Ambassador James Roscoe, Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, Distinguished members of the panel, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to be here today to present and launch the paper “The Gender [...]

2022-05-09T14:47:15-04:00Monday, 9 May 2022|

25th Anniversary of the Children and Armed Conflict Mandate Event

Event Video available here: UN Web TV Agenda of the event available here : Agenda 25th anniversary of the CAAC mandate Summary of interventions available here: Summary of interventions 25th Anniversary Study available here: Study on the evolution of the Children and Armed Conflict mandate 1996-2021 The event marking the 25th anniversary of the CAAC [...]

2022-02-08T15:25:17-05:00Wednesday, 19 January 2022|

Statement by SRSG CAAC Virginia Gamba at Security Council Arria formula meeting:  Protection of Education in Conflict

Please check against delivery Your Royal Highness, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen It is an honour to take part in this meeting to recommit to the protection of schools, teachers and students in times of conflict. This event is timely, as it follows the adoption of Security Council resolution 2601 on the protection of education in [...]

2021-12-08T14:17:47-05:00Wednesday, 8 December 2021|

2021 International Award  of the Universities Network for Children and Armed Conflict

Please check against delivery Virtual remarks by Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great honour for me to accept the Universities Network for Children and Armed Conflict 2021 International Award in my function as Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Children [...]

2021-12-03T11:17:36-05:00Friday, 3 December 2021|
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