killing and maiming

Myanmar: SRSG Gamba Echoes UN Secretary-General’s Call for Ceasefire as Alarming Increase in Child Casualties in 2020

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, calls on all parties to conflict in Myanmar to urgently implement all necessary measures to protect children from hostilities, as recent numbers show a deeply concerning increase in child casualties in the first months of 2020. While data is still being collected, [...]

2020-04-23T10:22:11-04:00Thursday, 23 April 2020|

Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict – Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba

Foreign Minister Czaputowicz, Excellencies, Executive Director Henrietta Fore, Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the Secretary-General, I would like to thank the Republic of Poland, and Foreign Minister Czaputowicz personally, for holding this Open Debate. It is vitally important that we take this opportunity to come together and focus on the current plight of children [...]

2019-11-15T14:55:44-05:00Friday, 2 August 2019|

Child Casualties in Afghanistan: UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Strongly Condemns the Attack

The UN leading advocate for the protection of children affected by armed conflict condemned the horrific attack that took place in Kabul on 1st July in which, according to preliminary figures, more than 100 of civilians have been injured or killed, including children. The attack claimed by the Taliban took place in a civilian-populated area [...]

2019-07-03T07:39:58-04:00Tuesday, 2 July 2019|

Afghanistan: Civilian Deaths from Conflict in 2018 at Highest Recorded Level – UN Report

Excerpts from a press release published by UNAMA KABUL, 24 February 2019 – More civilians were killed in the Afghan conflict last year than at any time since records have been kept, according to a United Nations report released today by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Human Rights Office. The [...]

2019-02-25T11:09:58-05:00Sunday, 24 February 2019|

Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict in Riyadh

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), Ms. Virginia Gamba, completed a day and a half visit to Riyadh to discuss protection concerns and explore avenues to strengthen the measures established by parties to conflict to end and prevent grave violations against children in Yemen. This is the first visit [...]

2019-01-28T12:22:57-05:00Monday, 28 January 2019|

SRSG Zerrougui condemns spike in attacks on schools in north-eastern Nigeria

New York, 08 July 2013 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Leila Zerrougui, strongly condemns the violent attack on a school and the targeted killing of students and their teachers over the weekend in Yobe State, in north-eastern Nigeria. "I am deeply worried by the recent spike in incidents [...]

2018-12-14T11:20:20-05:00Monday, 8 July 2013|