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610, 2022

All Persons Below the Age of 18 Years are Children: Upholding All the Rights of All Children, Everywhere, at All Times

Thursday, 6 October 2022|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

Press Statement: For Immediate Release   The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child,  the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, UNICEF, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, jointly call on Member States today to respect and ensure the rights of all children around the world and to recognize and protect all persons under [...]

2709, 2022

Sudan: Children in conflict-affected areas continue to endure grave violations within unstable political context

Tuesday, 27 September 2022|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

New York, 28 September 2022 – Children in conflict-affected areas in the Sudan continue to be affected by grave violations within an unstable political environment and worsening humanitarian situation, highlighted the seventh report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in the Sudan. The United Nations verified 520 grave violations against 445 children during the reporting period of January 2020 to December 2021 committed by Government security [...]

909, 2022

UN Children and Armed Conflict Office, UNESCO Sign Agreement to Strengthen Cooperation on Education for Children Living in Conflict Areas

Friday, 9 September 2022|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

International Day to Protect Education from Attack The Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict and UNESCO signed a memorandum of understanding on joint cooperation in the protection and continuation of education in armed conflict today. The agreement, signed in the margins of the commemoration of the International Day to Protect Education from Attack, emphasizes specifically the importance of education as part [...]

809, 2022

First Virtual Summer School on Child Protection in Armed Conflict Concluding This Week

Thursday, 8 September 2022|Featured @ Home, Press Releases|

The first Virtual Summer School on Child Protection in Armed Conflict is concluding tomorrow, but this unique two-week training will hopefully pave the way for further learning opportunities on the children and armed conflict agenda. This Virtual Summer School served as an important capacity-building tool and provided a comprehensive program to 42 participants selected out of over 300 applications. The training was specifically designed to bring together partners from various [...]

709, 2022

Nigeria: Decrease in Grave Violations Against Children Though Boys, Girls Continue to Suffer from Volatile Security Situation in North-East Region

Wednesday, 7 September 2022|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

Third Report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Nigeria Children living in the three conflict-affected states in north-east Nigeria have continued to endure grave violations, though in decreasing numbers, mainly at the hands of Boko Haram-affiliated and splinter groups, and efforts must be increased to protect children from violence and conflict, highlights the third report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Nigeria [...]

2608, 2022

 Concrete Efforts to Prevent Violations and Understanding Gendered Dimensions of Conflict Critical to Protecting Children

Friday, 26 August 2022|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

Annual Report of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to the General Assembly   As children around the world continue to grow up amidst situations of conflict and violence, as well as to bear the burden of long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial to continue to enhance efforts to prevent grave violations against children through partnerships, action plans and other commitments [...]

2308, 2022

Philippines: New Report Details Policy Progress in the Protection of Children Affected by Armed Conflict, though Children Continue to be Exposed to Grave Violations

Tuesday, 23 August 2022|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

The decrease in grave violations against children coupled with the progress in child protection policy is encouraging for the future of children in the Philippines – even though the continued effects of hostilities on boys and girls remain concerning, highlights a new report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in the Philippines. Covering the period from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021, the report emphasises that [...]

1808, 2022

Statement by SRSG Gamba at Peace and Security Council of the African Union on CAAC in Africa

Thursday, 18 August 2022|Statements, Featured @ Home|

Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict – Virtual Open Session of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union on Children Affected by Armed Conflict in Africa 18 August 2022 Mr. Chair, It is an honour for me to address the Peace and Security Council of the African Union on the theme of children affected by armed conflict in Africa. [...]

2807, 2022

Cooperation between Qatar Fund for Development and the OSRSG CAAC, to Enhance the Protection of Children Affected by Armed Conflict

Thursday, 28 July 2022|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

An agreement has been signed between Qatar Fund for Development and the Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to support the Office’s resources. The agreement was signed by Director General of Qatar Fund for Development, HE Mr. Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba. Under the agreement, the State of [...]

1907, 2022

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

Tuesday, 19 July 2022|Statements, Featured @ Home|

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 some recommendations I would request you all to listen to. In 2016, I was 15 [...]

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