child soldiers

Central African Republic: Protection of Children Deteriorated in Recent Months, Urgent to Act to Prevent Further Grave Violations 

The protection and well-being of children in the Central African Republic (CAR) has gravely deteriorated in recent months and particularly since the end of 2020 with a spike for most of the six grave violations, highlights the latest report on the country of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict. The vulnerability of Central African [...]

2021-11-15T10:11:35-05:00Monday, 15 November 2021|

Children’s Needs and Rights Must be Considered During all Phases of Conflict – UN Secretary-General

International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers The inclusion of the specific needs and rights of children into peace negotiation and mediation efforts should be more systematic highlights the new Practical guidance for mediators to protect children in situations of armed conflict presented today to the UN Security Council by the Secretary-General of the [...]

2021-03-17T07:09:59-04:00Wednesday, 12 February 2020|

Questions and Answers on the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers

How many child soldiers are there in the world? Click to read more about the recruitment of children in 2018. Tens of thousands of boys and girls are recruited and used as child soldiers by armed forces and armed groups in conflict in over 20 countries around the world. The United Nations monitors [...]

2019-12-06T13:08:33-05:00Tuesday, 12 February 2019|

International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers: Joint statement by EU High Representative & Special Representative for Children & Armed Conflict

Joint statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba on the occasion of the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers On the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of [...]

2021-07-08T08:50:19-04:00Tuesday, 12 February 2019|

Release of 75 Ex-Child Soldiers by Myanmar Armed Forces Encouraging – SRSG Gamba

31 August 2018 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, welcomes the release of 75 children and young people* by the Tatmadaw, the Myanmar Armed Forces, following sustained advocacy work by the United Nations. “Releasing these children and young people is a step forward in the [...]

2021-07-08T10:20:02-04:00Friday, 31 August 2018|

More than 5,000 Children Released in 2017 – International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers

The international commitment to end the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict has led to the release and reintegration of more than 5,000 children in 2017, according to the latest numbers compiled by the United Nations; but tens of thousands more remain. Once released, these children still have to face the complex and [...]

2021-07-08T10:55:59-04:00Sunday, 11 February 2018|

Ending the Use of Child Soldiers

Joint statement by Margot Wallström
, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and Leila Zerrougui
, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Throughout the world hundreds of thousands of children go to sleep each night, not with their favourite teddybear or doll beside them, but with a gun. When they close their eyes, [...]

2021-07-12T07:13:06-04:00Sunday, 12 February 2017|

International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers

Joint Press Release by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui Brussels/New York- The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini and the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, pledge to intensify [...]

2021-07-12T07:13:35-04:00Friday, 10 February 2017|

African Union-UN mission launches campaign in west Darfur against use of child soldiers

The African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Sector West Child Protection Unit (CPU) at Krinding (1) Camp for internally displaced persons in El-Geneina, west Darfur, distributed vests inscribed with messages that promote the protection of children as part of its campaign. Photo: Elsadig Daud/UNAMID

2021-07-12T12:19:48-04:00Tuesday, 10 May 2016|
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