human rights

The Sapienza Human Rights Award 2020 is awarded to the United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflicts

New York, 14 December 2020 – The Special Representative Virginia Gamba, is honored to receive the Sapienza Human Rights Award 2020 on behalf of the United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, “for its outstanding contribution to human rights”, and more specifically “the irreplaceable action carried out in [...]

2021-03-17T06:05:46-04:00Monday, 14 December 2020|

UN experts urge States to protect children from sale, sexual exploitation & recruitment & use in hostilities

Four UN experts* on children’s rights are urging States to protect all children from sale, sexual exploitation and recruitment and use in hostilities and calling for universal ratification of two international human rights instruments that protect children from these violations of their rights. “Sale, sexual exploitation and recruitment and use in hostilities of children are [...]

2021-03-17T06:48:07-04:00Friday, 22 May 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|

Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba to the Third Committee of the General Assembly

PLEASE CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba, SRSG-CAAC Third Committee of the General Assembly Discussion of the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children 8 October 2018 Mr. Chair, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured to once more address the Third Committee under the agenda item “Promotion and protection of [...]

2021-07-08T08:15:35-04:00Tuesday, 8 October 2019|

Myanmar: Crisis in Rakhine State Has Horrendous Impact on Children

Update to the Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Myanmar Boys and girls of Myanmar suffered patterns of grave violations following the crisis outbreak in northern Rakhine State in August 2017 a report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict shows. The report complements the fourth report on the impact [...]

2018-11-16T09:26:12-05:00Friday, 16 November 2018|

Building Peace: Protecting Children in Conflict

"The protection of children is a topic of universal resonance for all of us," highlighted the Director-General of UN Office in Geneva, Michael Møller, as he kick started Geneva Peace Week 2018 with the event Building Peace: Protecting Children in Conflict on 4 November 2018. "This type of event is exactly why we started Geneva Peace Week, here in [...]

2018-11-14T12:21:13-05:00Wednesday, 14 November 2018|

Children on the move have rights too – joint statement marking the 28th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child”

Geneva/New York, 20 November – On Universal Children’s Day, UN child rights experts[1] call on all Governments to safeguard the rights of children on the move. The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified human rights treaty and is further strengthened by its three Optional Protocols on the involvement of children [...]

2021-07-12T06:55:41-04:00Monday, 20 November 2017|
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