Lessons Learned and Best Practices

Lessons Learned and Best Practices 2018-11-08T16:15:09+00:00

In over twenty years, the implementation of the Children and Armed Conflict mandate has led to the release of over 130,000 children, the signing and implementation of Action Plans as well as countless initiatives to improve the protection of boys and girls in times of war.

Reflecting on progress achieved and remaining challenges, the UN Security Council called on the Special Representative, together with relevant child protection actors, to compile comprehensive best practices on the implementation of the mandate, including practical guidance on the integration of child protection issues in peace processes.

As a result, Special Representative Virginia Gamba created a lessons learned and best practices unit in her office that is compiling initiatives and work methods that proved successful to the protection of boys and girls.

With regards to the development of practical guidance on the integration of child protection issues in peace processes, the unit has initiated a consultative process with relevant child protection and mediation actors in the United Nations System and with civil society partners.

Best Practices from the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism

Best practices and lessons learned from the field

South Sudan: Opposition Forces in Jonglei Receive Training from UNMISS to End Child Recruitment

By | Friday, 30 November 2018|Categories: Featured @ Home, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

By UNMISS, GIDEON SACKITEY “The children in this place are [...]

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Afghanistan: Street Theatre in Kandahar Promotes the Rights of Children in Armed Conflict

By | Thursday, 22 November 2018|Categories: Featured @ Home, Stories|Tags: , , |

KANDAHAR - The importance of protecting the rights and well-being of [...]

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Protecting children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

By | Sunday, 11 December 2016|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Dee Brillenburg-Wurth talks about the protection of children to members of an armed group in eastern DR Congo. Copyrights: MONUSCO

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Afghanistan: Film Festival on Impact of Armed Conflict on Children

By | Tuesday, 6 September 2016|Categories: Stories|Tags: , |

An actor addresses the audience of a film festival on the impact of conflict on children in Herat, Afghanistan. Copyrights: UNAMA

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

By | Monday, 21 March 2016|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , |

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

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Afghanistan: Child Protection Units Keeping Children Away from National Security Forces

By | Thursday, 3 March 2016|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , |

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of a new child protection unit in the Afghan National Police recruitment centre in Jalalabad. ©UNAMA

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DR Congo: Statement by Leila Zerrougui on the Publication of Report on Recruitment of Girls by Armed Groups

By | Friday, 27 November 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

The report “Invisible Survivors: Girls in Armed Groups in Democratic Republic [...]

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

By | Monday, 9 March 2015|Categories: Videos, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As part of the national sensitization campaign on child soldiers [...]

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