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The Tragedy of Children Recruited and Used in Armed Conflict Must Stop – UN International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

Virginia Gamba, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Rob Williams, CEO, War Child UK Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General  Frederique was in school in Bambari, Central African Republic, when the militia attacked. Many people died in the hostilities, including his brother and mother. Devastated, Frederique joined an armed group, seeking both protection [...]

2021-11-18T10:11:50-05:00Thursday, 18 November 2021|

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|

Protecting  Children in Armed Conflict Essential to Sustainable Peace, Must Remain a Priority as the Mandate Turns 25

Annual Report of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to the General Assembly As the mandate on children and armed conflict marks its 25th anniversary, it is more urgent than ever to put the protection of conflict-affected children at the heart of the international agenda and, in particular, the [...]

2021-08-23T09:48:50-04:00Monday, 23 August 2021|

A Stolen Childhood and a Future to Repair: Vulnerability of Girls & Boys in Armed Conflict Exacerbated by COVID-19 Pandemic

Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict The year 2020 has been particularly somber for conflict-affected children with more than 19,300* boys and girls directly suffering one or more grave violations against them, highlights the Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), covering the year 2020. The overall [...]

2021-06-21T10:03:12-04:00Monday, 21 June 2021|

Arria Formula Meeting on Children and Armed Conflict

When: Friday, 7 May 2021, 14:00-17:00 (EDT) What: Arria-formula meeting on Children and Armed Conflict organized by Estonia with 14 co-sponsors: United Nations Security Council members France, Ireland, Kenya, Niger, Norway, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia, United Kingdom, the United States and Viet Nam, together with additional co-sponsors Belgium, Canada, Germany, Sweden and in [...]

2021-05-04T14:36:56-04:00Tuesday, 4 May 2021|

New Study on Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Children Affected by Conflict Shows Importance of Supporting United Nations and Partners on the Ground

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the UN’s capacity to monitor and verify grave violations against children in armed conflict and hampered ongoing efforts to engage parties to conflict to end and prevent the violence. Available data demonstrate an increase in recruitment and use, sexual violence and ill-treatment in detention, the new study shows. Based [...]

2021-05-03T14:34:16-04:00Monday, 3 May 2021|

Conflict-Affected Children at Heightened Risk of Grave Violations due to COVID-19, as 2020 Marked OPAC’s 20th Anniversary

Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict to the Human Rights Council The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated children’s vulnerability to grave violations in situations of armed conflict and restricted the realization of their rights, highlighted the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict in her annual report to the [...]

2021-01-28T10:32:33-05:00Wednesday, 27 January 2021|

Seizing Opportunities to Better Protect Conflict-Affected Children is Critical as the World Responds to COVID-19

Annual Report of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to the General Assembly New York, 25 August 2020- As the vulnerability of boys and girls living amidst hostilities continues and is further exacerbated by the COVID-19 global pandemic, processes such as ceasefires, peace processes and security sector reform must [...]

2021-03-17T06:23:50-04:00Tuesday, 25 August 2020|

Urgent to Protect Schools from Military Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic – SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict

Ensuring the protection of schools and education as the world addresses the COVID-19 pandemic is of utmost importance reminds the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba. Reaffirming the calls for a global ceasefire made by the Security Council (SCR 2532) on 1 July and by the Secretary-General on 23 [...]

2021-03-17T06:37:37-04:00Thursday, 16 July 2020|

UN Action Joins the Call of the Secretary-General for a Global Ceasefire

JOINT STATEMENT UN ACTION JOINS THE CALL OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR A GLOBAL CEASEFIRE On the occasion of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the member entities of United Nations Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict[1] express their grave concern at the continued use of sexual violence as a tactic [...]

2021-03-17T06:45:49-04:00Monday, 15 June 2020|
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