Action Plan

Somalia: Increased Measures to Protect Children Needed as Grave Violations Against Boys and Girls Remain High

Visit of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to Somalia New York – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, commends the commitment and engagement of the Federal Government of Somalia to speed up the implementation of the action plans signed with [...]

2019-10-31T09:30:21-04:00Thursday, 31 October 2019|

Central African Republic: Signature of a New Action Plan to Protect Children

The Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de la Centrafrique (FPRC), part of the Former Séléka coalition and party to the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in the Central African Republic, signed an Action Plan to end and prevent grave violations against children with the United Nations. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children [...]

2019-07-05T13:19:29-04:00Friday, 5 July 2019|

South Sudan’s Armed Groups Commit to End Violations Against Children

Original story by Beatrice Matega for UNMISS An unusual gathering in Juba, and an unusual dose of honesty. “We cannot deny that we use children in our forces,” said Major General Charles Machieng Kuol from the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) at the gathering – of mainly officers from different military groups in South Sudan, [...]

2019-02-26T09:13:43-05:00Tuesday, 26 February 2019|

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

By UNMISS, GIDEON SACKITEY “The children in this place are our own. They are our brothers and sisters, we will not put them in harm’s way.” These emotional remarks by Jamus Ayut, the County Commissioner in Akobo, set the scene at the opening of a two-day workshop on child protection for 50 soldiers from the [...]

2018-12-11T16:41:32-05:00Friday, 30 November 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 [...]

2018-12-14T11:45:06-05:00Thursday, 14 June 2018|

Action Plans: Best Practices from African States – Remarks by Virginia Gamba

United Nations Security Council Open Arria Formula Meeting on Ending and Preventing Grave Violations Against Children Through Action Plans: Best Practices from African States Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba,  SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict 7 May 2018   Excellencies, Colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, Allow me first to thank the Permanent Representative of Poland, Ambassador Wronecka, [...]

2018-05-10T09:39:32-04:00Tuesday, 8 May 2018|

SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict Calls on All Parties to Conflict to Strengthen Efforts to Protect Children in Sudan

Khartoum, 1 March 2018 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict expressed her satisfaction at the progress made in the implementation of the Action Plan to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict signed in March 2016 by the Government of Sudan, [...]

2019-04-11T14:04:15-04:00Monday, 26 February 2018|

Philippines: UN Officials congratulate MILF for completion of disengagement of children from its ranks

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and UNICEF Philippines held a formal ceremony today in recognition to the removal of the MILF from a UN list of armed groups recruiting and using children. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba and UN Resident Coordinator in the Philippines Mr. [...]

2017-12-18T16:28:37-05:00Monday, 18 December 2017|