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|

Questions and Answers on the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers

How many child soldiers are there in the world? Click to read more about the recruitment of children in 2018. Tens of thousands of boys and girls are recruited and used as child soldiers by armed forces and armed groups in conflict in over 20 countries around the world. The United Nations monitors [...]

2019-12-06T13:08:33-05:00Tuesday, 12 February 2019|

South Sudan: More Than 60 Children Released from Armed Groups in Yambio

By PHILLIP MBUGO, UNMISS Sixty-eight children associated with armed groups were released today in Yambio, South Sudan, following an assessment and verification conducted by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Child Protection Unit and the national Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) commission. This is the [...]

2019-02-04T17:22:34-05:00Thursday, 31 January 2019|

Children Among the Largest Casualties of Afghan Conflict Say Herat Religious Scholars

Original story by UNAMA HERAT – Child casualties from Afghanistan’s conflict are running at alarming rates, say religious scholars during a UN-backed seminar on human rights in the western province of Herat. Religious scholars, human rights activists, provincial and district authorities from Herat and surrounding areas gathered to discuss practical measures which communities can undertake to [...]

2019-01-11T10:45:37-05:00Friday, 11 January 2019|
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