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|

The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children – Message from the UN Secretary-General

Read the Policy Brief on the Impact of COVID-19 on children  As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the globe, we are seeing an alarming pattern. The poorest and most vulnerable members of society are being hardest hit, both by the pandemic and the response. I am especially concerned about the well-being of the world’s children. [...]

2021-03-17T06:49:34-04:00Thursday, 16 April 2020|

Ceasefires Present Opportunities to Better Protect Children in Armed Conflict

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), Virginia Gamba, welcomed the effective implementation of ceasefires by parties to conflict following the global call for peace made by the UN Secretary-General on 23 March 2020, in which he emphasized the need “to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on [...]

2020-04-13T16:40:14-04:00Monday, 13 April 2020|

Violence Against Children: A Hidden Crisis of the COVID-19 Pandemic – Joint Statement from End Violence Against Children

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact across the world. Efforts to contain the coronavirus are vital to the health of the world’s population, but they are also exposing children to increased risk of violence – including maltreatment, gender-based violence and sexual exploitation. As leaders of organisations committed to ending violence against children, we [...]

2020-04-08T11:57:34-04:00Wednesday, 8 April 2020|

Children Affected by Armed Conflict Even More Vulnerable in These Uncertain Times – Message from the SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict

The world as we know it is facing an unprecedented global crisis, one that compounds the suffering of the world’s already most vulnerable—especially those who live in armed conflict environments. The Secretary-General has made a plea for peace and called for a global cease-fire as the world is facing a common enemy called COVID-19. In [...]

2020-03-30T13:04:11-04:00Monday, 30 March 2020|

Message from the UN Secretary-General: Appeal for Global Cease-Fire

Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19. The virus does not care about nationality or ethnicity, faction or faith.  It attacks all, relentlessly. Meanwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world. The most vulnerable — women and children, people with disabilities, the marginalized and the displaced — pay the highest price. They are also at [...]

2021-03-17T07:05:23-04:00Monday, 23 March 2020|
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