More Than 100 Former Al-Shabaab Combatants Graduate From Baidoa Rehabilitation Centre

Original story published by UNSOM One hundred twenty-six former Al-Shabaab combatants today graduated from the Baidoa Rehabilitation Centre in Somalia’s South West State after completing an intensive rehabilitation programme. The programme graduates, comprising youths from various parts of the country, received vocational training and psychological support from the centre. They thanked the programme managers, saying [...]

2021-07-08T08:18:37-04:00Thursday, 18 July 2019|

Federal Government of Somalia Vows to Strengthen Child Protection Legislation

Original stories published by UNSOM, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia The federal Minister of Justice and Judiciary Affairs, Hassan Hussein Haji, reaffirmed his government’s commitment to strengthen child protection legislation during an event held in the Somali capital to commemorate the Day of the African Child. Minister Haji enumerated a series of steps [...]

2019-06-18T09:06:25-04:00Tuesday, 18 June 2019|

Central African Republic: Virginia Gamba Invites Armed Groups to Commit to Prevent Violations Against Children

Kaga Bandoro, Central African Republic - During a week-long visit to the Central African Republic, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, visited Kaga-Bandoro for talks with leaders of armed groups. She invited them to join the ongoing efforts to ensure better prevention of serious violations of children's [...]

2019-05-09T15:02:56-04:00Friday, 3 May 2019|

Central African Republic: Capacity Building to Address Serious Crimes Against Children

Original article by MINUSCA Sixteen Child Protection Officers and ten Child Protection Focal Points respectively from UNICEF, MINUSCA Child Protection Section and Human Rights Division participated in a workshop organized, from 9 to 13 April 2019 in Bangui, by MINUSCA and Justice Rapid Response (JRR), to strengthen monitoring, investigations and reporting on crimes against children. [...]

2019-05-15T14:14:57-04:00Wednesday, 1 May 2019|

Protection of Children: Construction of UNMISS-Supported Office Begins at Army Headquarters

Original story by Beatrice Mategwa for UNMISS Sand has been piled up. Gravel is on the ready. A water tank is full. Some building blocks have been stacked up to one side, while others are being laid orderly, one on top of the other and smoothened with plaster. A handful of builders are hard at work [...]

2019-04-30T16:47:52-04:00Tuesday, 30 April 2019|

#AgirPourProtéger les enfants, c’est protéger l’avenir de l’humanité

#AgirPourProtéger les enfants, c'est protéger l'avenir de l'humanité 12 avril 2019 Recrutement, atteinte physique, violences sexuelles, attaques contre des hôpitaux et des écoles, enlèvement, ou déni d’aide humanitaire, chaque année des dizaines de milliers de filles et de garçons, de part et d’autre de la planète, subissent une ou plusieurs de ces violations dans des [...]

2019-04-15T15:39:41-04:00Monday, 15 April 2019|

Help Prevent Children from Becoming Victims in the First Place – Antonio Guterres

Help prevent children ‘from becoming victims in the first place’, implores Guterres at campaign launch From killing and maiming, to recruitment, sexual abuse and abduction, “violence against children in armed conflict can take many forms”, said Secretary-General António Guterres, in a special message delivered at the launch of a new UN advocacy campaign on Tuesday [...]

2019-04-09T12:03:58-04:00Wednesday, 3 April 2019|

South Sudan: Government Armed Forces Reiterate Commitment Not to Enlist Children

Story by Gideon Sackitey originally published by UNMISS  “The children we enlist in the military are our own children, and we destroy them if this [practice] continues. We must respect them. They must not be allowed to lose their childhoods.” James Adol Acholl, is one of 50 soldiers belonging to the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces [...]

2019-03-14T09:04:48-04:00Thursday, 14 March 2019|

South Sudan’s Armed Groups Commit to End Violations Against Children

Original story by Beatrice Matega for UNMISS An unusual gathering in Juba, and an unusual dose of honesty. “We cannot deny that we use children in our forces,” said Major General Charles Machieng Kuol from the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) at the gathering – of mainly officers from different military groups in South Sudan, [...]

2019-02-26T09:13:43-05:00Tuesday, 26 February 2019|

Afghanistan: Civilian Deaths from Conflict in 2018 at Highest Recorded Level – UN Report

Excerpts from a press release published by UNAMA KABUL, 24 February 2019 – More civilians were killed in the Afghan conflict last year than at any time since records have been kept, according to a United Nations report released today by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Human Rights Office. The [...]

2019-02-25T11:09:58-05:00Sunday, 24 February 2019|
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