Two Years of ‘Children, Not Soldiers’ Campaign Bring Tangible Progress in Afghanistan

On 16 February, the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict and the Political Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hikmat Karzai, held a joint press conference in Kabul. ©UNAMA / Fardin Waezi

2018-11-08T15:46:11-05:00Monday, 21 March 2016|

International push needed to end child rights violations in Yemen – Leila Zerrougui

A boy holds a large piece of exploded artillery shell, which landed in the village of Al Mahjar, a suburb of Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. Photo: UNICEF/Mohamed Hamoud

2019-01-28T17:03:05-05:00Monday, 21 September 2015|

Children, Not Soldiers: A Song to End the Recruitment of Children in DR Congo

As part of the national sensitization campaign on child soldiers launched by the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), a young artist from Goma, David Dube, composed a song to support the campaign “Children not soldiers”. " Children are our future, we need to give them the chance to go to [...]

2018-11-16T16:29:09-05:00Monday, 9 March 2015|

UN Special Representative Urges Action to Protect Children in Nigeria’s War-torn Northeast

Children growing up in Nigeria’s crisis-riven northeast are in desperate need of protection from relentless violence, said Leila Zerrougui, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, today as she wrapped up a weeklong visit in the country. On a day when the UN refugee agency has reported a steady stream of people [...]

2018-12-14T11:19:08-05:00Friday, 16 January 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|
Go to Top