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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|Press Releases, Publications, Featured @ Home|

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|Featured @ Home, Press Releases|

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 [...]

2711, 2023

Syria: Children continue to face endless suffering, all parties must prioritize efforts to end grave violations

Monday, 27 November 2023|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

In the Syrian Arab Republic, children continue to suffer from the long-term consequences of more than eleven years of conflict. Children’s continued suffering was marked by an increase in grave violations compared to the previous reporting period, a new Secretary-General Report on children and armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic shows.    In the context of economic and humanitarian crises, widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure, explosive ordnance contamination [...]

2311, 2023

Agreement between Israel and Hamas: a sight of hope for the children affected by the conflict 

Thursday, 23 November 2023|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, welcomes the agreement reached by Israel and Hamas, with the mediation of Qatar and supported by Egypt and the United States of America. This is a positive development, following the adoption of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2712 (2023), addressing the humanitarian situation in Gaza, and its grave impact on the civilian population, especially the [...]

2011, 2023

Nothing to Celebrate on World’s Children’s Day

Monday, 20 November 2023|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

On November 20th, we commemorate World’s Children’s Day, an occasion to take a step back and reflect. Reflect on our achievements but also on the remaining progress that we need to accomplish to fulfill the rights of every child. The recognition of a child, as well as their rights and needs, is enshrined in the most widely ratified Convention of the United Nations, the Convention on the Rights of the [...]

1511, 2023

United Nations Security Council Resolution on the situation in Gaza puts children first

Wednesday, 15 November 2023|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, Mrs. Virginia Gamba welcomed today’s adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution 2712 (2023) addressing the humanitarian situation in Gaza. This adoption sends a critical message to parties to the conflict, namely Israel, Hamas, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad reminding them about their obligation under international humanitarian law, particularly when it comes to the protection of children. The resolution [...]

311, 2023

UN Special Representative of Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Concludes Visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Friday, 3 November 2023|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, visited Riyadh on 1-2 November 2023 to exchange with the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen on sustaining the protection of children in Yemen in the context of the ongoing de facto truce and peace negotiations. The Special Representative welcomed the significant progress achieved in the implementation [...]

3010, 2023

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

Monday, 30 October 2023|Press Releases, Featured @ Home|

The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (SRSG CAAC), Ms. Virginia Gamba, concluded her first visit to Yemen to advocate for the enhanced protection of children affected by armed conflict and to call for child protection to be included in peace negotiations. SRSG Gamba stressed that the continued relative reduction in violence should be used to support children affected by conflict throughout Yemen, including community-based [...]

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