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2102, 2024

Central African Republic: Children Plight Exposed in Face of Conflict, A Need for Urgent Action

Wednesday, 21 February 2024|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

Despite some progress and a noted decrease in grave violations against children, armed conflict continued in the Central African Republic.  The vulnerability of Central African children to grave violations was exacerbated by retaliatory attacks against communities, including children for alleged support to opposing parties and the indiscriminate use of explosive ordnance by parties to the conflict, highlights a new report of the United Nations Secretary-General on Children and Armed [...]

1202, 2024

To mark the International Day against the use of Child Soldiers, the Special Representative is launching the Children and Armed Conflict Primer

Monday, 12 February 2024|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

As we mark the International Day against the use of Child Soldiers, commonly known as the Red Hand Day, the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, reaffirms her commitment to the protection of children affected by armed conflict in all regions of the world. The recruitment and use of children by armed forces and armed groups remains one of the most prevalent grave violations against children during [...]

702, 2024

With the closure of UNITAMS, the Special Representative Urges Support to Close Gaps in Child Protection Capacity and Funding in Sudan

Wednesday, 7 February 2024|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

“This painting is for every child affected by war. No bullets. One rose for each child.” (10-year-old Majd) “I drew a military tank. I saw a tank and soldiers when we were traveling to another city. And there was a fight... I wish the war would stop… I want to go home.” (Fatima) https://www.unicef.org/sudan/stories/no-bullets-one-rose-each-child Since the outbreak of conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces [...]

2501, 2024

Splintering of existing crisis, emergence of new armed actors. The critical need for collaborative and complementary approach to better address child protection in armed conflict.

Thursday, 25 January 2024|Featured @ Home, Press Releases|

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to the Human Rights Council  A bleak year for children around the world In 2023, tens of thousands of children were affected by armed conflict across the world, suffering abhorrent abuses and violations of their rights. The splintering of existing or the emergence of new armed actors, intercommunal violence, relapse into or escalation of conflict, the use [...]

1101, 2024

UN Special Representative of Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Concludes Official Visit to Iraq

Thursday, 11 January 2024|Featured @ Home, Press Releases|

Scroll down for Arabic and Kurdish versions The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (SRSG CAAC), Ms. Virginia Gamba, conducted her first visit to Iraq from 7 to 11 January 2024 to commend the progress made by the Iraqi Government on the protection of conflict-affected children and to engage with the Government on areas in which the United Nations may offer further support. SRSG Gamba [...]

2212, 2023

Afghanistan: A dire situation for children due to a lack of access to basic services and increased vulnerabilities.

Friday, 22 December 2023|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

Children in Afghanistan remained highly vulnerable to grave violations, despite an overall decrease in grave violations compared to the last reporting period, following the takeover of Kabul by the Taliban, highlights a new report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Afghanistan released today. Children's access to basic services was disrupted due to protracted conflict, displacement, extreme poverty and food insecurity, lack of livelihood opportunities and lack [...]

2212, 2023

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict welcomes the adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2720

Friday, 22 December 2023|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Ms. Virginia Gamba, welcomes the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2720 adopted today in New York. “The most rapid and effective way to stop violence against children in situations of armed conflict is through meaningful engagement, cessation of hostilities, peace processes, and dialogue for sustainable peace. Peacemaking and effective relief of humanitarian suffering continue to evade decision-makers worldwide. Military operations must strictly be [...]

1512, 2023

The issue of children affected by armed conflict in Africa highlighted during critical discussions.

Friday, 15 December 2023|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba,  concluded a two-day visit to The Gambia, where she took part in the African Union Ministerial and High-Level Open Session on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights and Welfare of the Child, which took place on 4 and 5 December, under the leadership of The Gambia in its role as Chair of the African Union [...]

712, 2023

A new discussion paper highlights the devastating impact of armed conflict on children with disabilities.

Thursday, 7 December 2023|Featured @ Home, Press Releases, Publications|

While children with disabilities face barriers to their full participation in daily life, they are also disproportionally impacted by armed conflict. Lack of data, stigmas, and discrimination as well as lack of consideration and inclusive protective measures have largely resulted in leaving children with disabilities behind and undermining efforts to gain a comprehensive and accurate understanding of the impact of war on these children. To examine the distinct ways [...]

2811, 2023

New Research Sheds Light on Climate Insecurity Impacts on Children and Armed Conflict

Tuesday, 28 November 2023|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

As world leaders prepare for the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP 28) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the issue of children affected by armed conflict emerges as a crucial aspect that must not be overlooked. While climate emergency has risen to the top of the international political agenda, there exists a gap not only in the overall understanding of children affected by armed conflict [...]

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