UN Chief: Urgent to ‘Eliminate the Scourge of Conflict-related Sexual Violence’

On 19th June, supported by a strong message from Secretary-General António Guterres, the office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict marked the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in the event - "The Plight and Rights of Children Born of War" organized by Permanent Mission of Argentina and co-hosted [...]

2018-06-21T10:28:43+00:00 Thursday, 21 June 2018|

Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Children Born of War

Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Children Born of War Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba, SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict 19 June 2018 His Excellency, Ambassador Martin Garcia Moritan, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations United Kingdom Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence [...]

2018-06-20T10:35:46+00:00 Wednesday, 20 June 2018|

Event on the reintegration of children formerly associated with armed groups and armed forces

  On 6 June,  an event on the reintegration of children formerly associated with armed groups and armed forces, organized by the office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, demonstrated the value of successful reintegration programs for former child soldiers. Kabba Williams, former child soldier from Sierra Leone. Photo: OSRSG-CAAC [...]

2018-06-20T16:43:18+00:00 Thursday, 14 June 2018|

Action Plan to Protect Children Signed in the Central African Republic

New York, 14 June 2018 – The leading UN advocate for the protection and well-being of children affected by armed conflict welcomes the signing of an Action Plan to end and prevent grave violations against children between the Mouvement Patriotique pour la Centrafrique (MPC), part of the Former Séléka coalition, and the United Nations and [...]

2018-06-14T12:07:18+00:00 Thursday, 14 June 2018|

Children Not Soldiers: Let Them Play

 Tell the World They Are Children Not Soldiers “Let Them Play: Tell the World they are Children, Not Soldiers”, is an initiative of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to raise global awareness about the need to stop the use and abuse of children in armed conflict. The campaign [...]

2018-06-11T12:25:47+00:00 Friday, 8 June 2018|

Side Event on Reintegration of children formerly associated with armed groups and armed forces

Remarks by Ms. Virginia Gamba, SRSG-CAAC Please check against delivery Excellencies, dear colleagues, and welcome to our guest Kabba Williams, We are holding this meeting to explore how reintegration programs contribute to the well-being of children coming out of armed groups and forces, and to hear more about their impact on their communities. Reintegration is [...]

2018-06-06T15:23:15+00:00 Wednesday, 6 June 2018|

Myanmar: UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Engages with Myanmar on Better Protecting Children Affected by Armed Conflict

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, visited Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw from 27 to 29 May 2018. During her visit, she met with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; the Deputy Commander in Chief of Defense Services, Vice Senior General Soe Win; the Minister [...]

2018-05-29T10:20:07+00:00 Tuesday, 29 May 2018|

Freed From War: The Road to Reintegration for Ex-Child Soldiers in Sudan

“Comprehensive and community-based reintegration programmes, including education, vocational training, and psycho-social support, help children to heal and grow so they can become productive members of their communities and contribute to peace and development” SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba In the welding class at a vocational training center supported by the Child Development Foundation (CDF) [...]

2018-05-22T10:33:37+00:00 Tuesday, 22 May 2018|

Release of More Than 200 Children in South Sudan a Positive Step – SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict

The United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, is encouraged by the release of 210 children, including three girls, from parties to conflict in South Sudan, bringing the total of released children to more than 800 in the country since the beginning of the year. “This release is the result [...]

2018-05-18T17:34:28+00:00 Friday, 18 May 2018|