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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|

Afghanistan: Street Theatre in Kandahar Promotes the Rights of Children in Armed Conflict

KANDAHAR - The importance of protecting the rights and well-being of children in the ongoing conflict came to life during several UN-backed events in Kandahar and Kunduz in recent weeks. Hundreds of community members, including women and children, gathered in several districts of the southern province of Kandahar to watch theatrical performances organized by UNAMA’s regional [...]

2018-12-11T16:57:29-05:00Thursday, 22 November 2018|

Building Peace: Protecting Children in Conflict

"The protection of children is a topic of universal resonance for all of us," highlighted the Director-General of UN Office in Geneva, Michael Møller, as he kick started Geneva Peace Week 2018 with the event Building Peace: Protecting Children in Conflict on 4 November 2018. "This type of event is exactly why we started Geneva Peace Week, here in [...]

2018-11-14T12:21:13-05:00Wednesday, 14 November 2018|

Two Years of ‘Children, Not Soldiers’ Campaign Bring Tangible Progress in Afghanistan

On 16 February, the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict and the Political Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hikmat Karzai, held a joint press conference in Kabul. ©UNAMA / Fardin Waezi

2018-11-08T15:46:11-05:00Monday, 21 March 2016|

Children, Not Soldiers: A Song to End the Recruitment of Children in DR Congo

As part of the national sensitization campaign on child soldiers launched by the UN Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), a young artist from Goma, David Dube, composed a song to support the campaign “Children not soldiers”. " Children are our future, we need to give them the chance to go to [...]

2018-11-16T16:29:09-05:00Monday, 9 March 2015|

The United Nations Working Together With the African Union To Protect Children in Armed Conflict

Joint Press Statement by the African Union, the SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict and UNICEF 19 September, New York/ Addis Ababa – In an effort to better protect African children affected by armed conflict, the Peace and Security Department of the African Union Commission and the Office of the Special Representative for Children and [...]

2018-11-08T15:31:44-05:00Thursday, 19 September 2013|