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South Sudan: Children Share Stories of Sufferings with Security Council Working Group

by Francesca Mold, UNMISS James Korok is just nineteen-years-old but has already experienced a lifetime of pain, fighting as a child soldier in the war in South Sudan. Despite that, he is one of the lucky ones. Released by the armed forces in remote Pibor, James is back in school and earning US$60 a week [...]

2018-11-08T14:01:45-05:00Thursday, 8 November 2018|

Group of Friends of Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) in Sudan

“We believe that the protection of the child is a very important agenda globally.  And this is something that we decided to advance also in Sudan.” Hans Henric Lundquist, Swedish Ambassador to Sudan and co-chair of the Group of friends of CAAC in Sudan Following the signature of an Action Plan in March 2016 between [...]

2018-11-08T14:12:08-05:00Thursday, 17 May 2018|

Interview with First Chair of the Security Council Working Group

Interview with Jean-Marc de La Sablière, former Permanent Representative of France to the UN, and first Chair of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict “I am glad that [resolution] 1612 could provide the framework for the work being done today. When we negotiated 1612, there was a sense that achievements had [...]

2018-11-08T14:28:33-05:00Tuesday, 8 November 2016|

Briefing at the Open Session of the African Union Peace and Security Council

Briefing at the Open Session of the African Union Peace and Security Council Addis Ababa 10 May 2016 Madame La Présidente, Membres du Conseil Excellences Messieurs le Commissaire à la Paix et à la Sécurité, le Commissaire aux Affaires Sociales, le Président du Comité des Experts, Madame l'Envoyée Spéciale de l'Union Africaine pour les femmes, la paix et la [...]

2018-11-08T14:52:01-05:00Tuesday, 10 May 2016|

Statement by Ms. Leila Zerrougui, European Parliament (French)

Statement by Ms. Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict European Parliament Meeting of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence and Subcommittee on Human Rights 25 January 2016 You can watch Ms. Zerrougui's presentation here  Please check against delivery Madame la présidente du sous-comité pour la sécurité et la défense, mesdames [...]

2018-11-08T14:38:56-05:00Monday, 25 January 2016|

UN Security Council Working Group Meets Former Child Soldiers in Goma

By Ndiaga Seck On the third day of their visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the UN Security Council Working Group on children and armed conflict, led by Ambassador Sylvie Lucas from Luxemburg, visited a transit centre operated by CAJED, a UNICEF partner. The centre provides support to children formerly associated with armed [...]

2018-11-08T14:17:33-05:00Tuesday, 9 December 2014|

European Parliament supports “Children, Not Soldiers” Campaign

Brussels, 3 December – The UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict and UNICEF welcomed the commitment of the European Parliament to end the recruitment and use of children and protect them from the impact of conflict. "Millions of children are disproportionately affected by current conflicts. Our moral obligation is to make sure that [...]

2018-11-08T14:40:57-05:00Wednesday, 3 December 2014|

The United Nations Working Together With the African Union To Protect Children in Armed Conflict

Joint Press Statement by the African Union, the SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict and UNICEF 19 September, New York/ Addis Ababa – In an effort to better protect African children affected by armed conflict, the Peace and Security Department of the African Union Commission and the Office of the Special Representative for Children and [...]

2018-11-08T15:31:44-05:00Thursday, 19 September 2013|
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