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SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict: Statement to the 46th Session of the Human Rights Council 

 Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba Special Representative of the Secretary-General  for Children and Armed Conflict to the 46th Session of the Human Rights Council   Please check against delivery    Madam President,   Excellencies,   Dear colleagues,   Ladies and gentlemen,  It is an honour to address the Human Rights Council as we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the creation of the children and armed conflict mandate by the [...]

2021-03-08T11:54:02-05:00Monday, 8 March 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|

44th Session of the Human Rights Council: Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba, SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict

Please check against delivery Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba, SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict Madam President, Excellencies, Dear colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, It is with great concern that I address the Human Rights Council this year, at a time when the world is going through an unprecedented global pandemic and human rights are more [...]

2021-03-17T06:38:57-04:00Thursday, 2 July 2020|

30 Years After the Adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Disregard for International Law Protecting Children During Conflict is Alarming

Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict to the Human Rights Council Boys and girls around the world continued to be highly impacted by conflict and to suffer grievous violations of their rights, including while deprived of liberty for their actual or alleged association with armed groups, highlighted the Special Representative of the [...]

2021-03-17T07:22:16-04:00Friday, 24 January 2020|

Human Rights Council: Annual Report Presentation by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council Mr. Chairman, Distinguished delegates, Dear colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen,   It is an honor to address the Human Rights Council in this year that bears immense significance for children’s rights. I am especially [...]

2019-03-05T12:52:33-05:00Tuesday, 5 March 2019|

Serious Protection Challenges for Children: Trans-Border Recruitment, Abduction and Attacks on Schools – Report to the Human Rights Council

The rising cross-border dimension of conflict poses an additional threat to the protection of girls and boys and requires concerted efforts beyond conflict areas, a new report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict to the Human Rights Council shows. “The recruitment and use of children by non-State armed groups [...]

2019-01-31T14:55:50-05:00Thursday, 31 January 2019|

Human Rights Council: UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Calls for Stronger Protection of the Most Vulnerable in War

  Geneva – In her first presentation to the Human Rights Council, Virginia Gamba, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, warned that the progress realized in 2017 was once again overshadowed by the extremely worrisome situation for boys and girls growing up in countries affected by conflict. “The longevity, severity and [...]

2021-07-08T10:55:07-04:00Tuesday, 6 March 2018|

Human Rights Council Report: Direct Engagement with Parties to Conflict Brings Progress but Grave Violations Against Children Continue

SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict Annual Report to the Human Rights Council In her recent annual report to the Human Rights Council, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed conflict outlined the progress and challenges in protecting boys and girls from being used and abused by parties to conflict, while underlining [...]

2021-07-08T10:57:13-04:00Tuesday, 6 February 2018|

Human Rights Council: Protecting Children’s rights a Cornerstone of Peace-making Efforts and Conflict Prevention

“The Human Rights Council and the international community can enhance their efforts to open up political space to address violations against children,” she added, following a description of the impact of conflict on boys and girls she qualified as “once again, deeply troubling.” The report of the Special Representative, covering the period from December 2015 [...]

2021-07-12T07:12:23-04:00Tuesday, 7 March 2017|
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