Philippines: New Report Details Policy Progress in the Protection of Children Affected by Armed Conflict, though Children Continue to be Exposed to Grave Violations

The decrease in grave violations against children coupled with the progress in child protection policy is encouraging for the future of children in the Philippines – even though the continued effects of hostilities on boys and girls remain concerning, highlights a new report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in the Philippines. [...]

2022-08-24T15:51:58-04:00Tuesday, 23 August 2022|

Philippines: Significant Measures to Protect Conflict-Affected Children in Place but Full Implementation Essential for Effective Protection

Fifth Country Report on Children and Armed Conflict in the Philippines New York, 25 August 2020 –Although notable progress to protect boys and girls has been made, including as part of the peace process between the Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), children in the Philippines suffered the direct impact of armed activities [...]

2021-03-17T06:25:10-04:00Tuesday, 25 August 2020|

Philippines: UN Leading Advocate for the Protection of Children Affected by Conflict Welcomes New Measures to Prevent Grave Violations

The recent signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Law to protect Children in Situations of Armed Conflict is a positive step for children in the Philippines who will benefit from strengthened mechanisms to end and prevent grave violations, commended the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) [...]

2019-06-18T14:41:31-04:00Tuesday, 18 June 2019|

Philippines: UN Officials congratulate MILF for completion of disengagement of children from its ranks

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and UNICEF Philippines held a formal ceremony today in recognition to the removal of the MILF from a UN list of armed groups recruiting and using children. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba and UN Resident Coordinator in the Philippines Mr. [...]

2017-12-18T16:28:37-05:00Monday, 18 December 2017|

Philippines: Ending Use and Recruitment of Children for the Future of the Bangsamoro People

Wilma Madato, Training Officer of the Bangsamoro Islamic Women Auxiliary Group and a member of the 5-Person Panel overseeing the implementation of the Action Plan. ©UNICEF Philippines/2015/Maitem

2021-07-12T10:05:55-04:00Wednesday, 14 September 2016|
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