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United Nations Officials Welcome the Conviction of Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka for War Crimes of Rape, Sexual Slavery, Child Recruitment and Murder in Democratic Republic of the Congo

New York, 24 November 2020: Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, welcome yesterday’s conviction by the Cour Militaire Opérationnelle of North Kivu of Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka of the Nduma Defence of Congo armed group (NDC-Sheka) for war [...]

2021-03-17T06:09:14-04:00Tuesday, 24 November 2020|

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Opportunities to Protect Conflict-Affected Children and Progress in Accountability, yet Significant Challenges Remain

New York, 17 November 2020 – Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continue to be victims of the persistent conflict in the eastern part of the county, the ever-growing number of active armed groups, and challenges in ensuring accountability , despite the decrease in grave violations against them, highlights the seventh report of the [...]

2020-11-20T19:11:24-05:00Tuesday, 17 November 2020|

Accountability for Perpetrators: UN Officials Welcome ICC Sentence Against Bosco Ntaganda for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

New York  - Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and Special Advisor on the Responsibility to Protect, Karen Smith, welcomed the sentencing of Bosco Ntaganda to 30 years in prison by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and [...]

2019-11-11T17:17:55-05:00Thursday, 7 November 2019|

DR Congo: Large Increase in Grave Violations Committed Against Children between 2014 and 2017

New York- Children continued to bear the brunt of conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and were victims of over 11,500 grave violations committed by [more than] 40 parties to the conflict verified by the United Nations between 2014 and 2017. This is the conclusion of the sixth report of the Secretary-General [...]

2021-07-08T10:44:42-04:00Tuesday, 26 June 2018|

Joint Statement by the Special Representatives of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict and for Children and Armed Conflict commending landmark conviction for crimes against humanity by the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Kavumu child rape cases

The Special Representatives of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict (SVC), Pramila Patten, and for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba welcome the landmark decision by military justice authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for the conviction of a provincial parliamentarian and members of the “Army of Jesus” [...]

2021-07-08T10:59:51-04:00Friday, 15 December 2017|

Democratic Republic of the Congo: UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba Welcomes the Surrender of Ntabo Ntaberi Cheka in DRC

New York – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, welcomes the surrender on 26 July of Ntabo Ntaberi Cheka, founder and leader of the Nduma Defence of Congo/Cheka, to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) in Mutongo, North Kivu. The Nduma [...]

2021-07-12T07:04:51-04:00Thursday, 3 August 2017|

Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning Democratic Republic of Congo Meets with Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict

Press release issued by the UN Security Council During its informal consultations on 20 November 2015, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of Congo was briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui. In her presentation, the Special Representative provided [...]

2021-07-12T12:32:57-04:00Friday, 27 November 2015|
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