attacks on schools

Serious Protection Challenges for Children: Trans-Border Recruitment, Abduction and Attacks on Schools – Report to the Human Rights Council

The rising cross-border dimension of conflict poses an additional threat to the protection of girls and boys and requires concerted efforts beyond conflict areas, a new report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict to the Human Rights Council shows. “The recruitment and use of children by non-State armed groups [...]

2019-01-31T14:55:50-05:00Thursday, 31 January 2019|

Joint Statement on the Abduction of School Girls in Borno State, Nigeria

Joint statement by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, and UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui. We are extremely concerned by the recent abduction of some [...]

2018-12-14T11:21:53-05:00Thursday, 17 April 2014|

SRSG Zerrougui condemns spike in attacks on schools in north-eastern Nigeria

New York, 08 July 2013 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Leila Zerrougui, strongly condemns the violent attack on a school and the targeted killing of students and their teachers over the weekend in Yobe State, in north-eastern Nigeria. "I am deeply worried by the recent spike in incidents [...]

2018-12-14T11:20:20-05:00Monday, 8 July 2013|