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CAR: UN Official Welcomes New Legislation Criminalizing Child Recruitment

Following an extensive period of consultations and advocacy from the United Nations, the National Assembly in the Central African Republic adopted recently the Child Protection Code which criminalizes the recruitment and use of children among other crimes. The Code was introduced by the Minister for the Promotion of Women, Family and Child Protection. The Special [...]

2020-03-17T10:57:00-04:00Tuesday, 17 March 2020|

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|

Central African Republic: Capacity Building to Address Serious Crimes Against Children

Original article by MINUSCA Sixteen Child Protection Officers and ten Child Protection Focal Points respectively from UNICEF, MINUSCA Child Protection Section and Human Rights Division participated in a workshop organized, from 9 to 13 April 2019 in Bangui, by MINUSCA and Justice Rapid Response (JRR), to strengthen monitoring, investigations and reporting on crimes against children. [...]

2019-05-15T14:14:57-04:00Wednesday, 1 May 2019|

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|

Central African Republic: Statement attributable to Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

New York –I am outraged and profoundly saddened by the new allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by international peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic. My heart breaks further as the majority of victims appear to be children. Girls and boys were allegedly subjected to depraved acts of sexual violence committed by troops present [...]

2018-12-14T11:47:04-05:00Friday, 1 April 2016|

Secretary-General’s Special Representative Briefs Security Council Committees on Plight of Children in Central African Republic

Press release issued by the UN Security Council On 3 December 2015, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) and the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict held joint consultations featuring a briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, concerning the impact of [...]

2018-12-14T11:56:53-05:00Friday, 11 December 2015|