recruitment and use

Sudan: Children in conflict-affected areas continue to endure grave violations within unstable political context

New York, 28 September 2022 – Children in conflict-affected areas in the Sudan continue to be affected by grave violations within an unstable political environment and worsening humanitarian situation, highlighted the seventh report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in the Sudan. The United Nations verified 520 grave violations against 445 [...]

2022-09-28T09:48:09-04:00Tuesday, 27 September 2022|

New Action Plan to Strengthen the Protection of Children Affected by Armed Conflict in Yemen Signed with the Houthis

At the start of the welcomed nationwide truce by all parties to the conflict in Yemen which opens the door to addressing Yemen’s urgent humanitarian and economic needs and creates a genuine opportunity to restart Yemen’s political process, the Houthis (who call themselves Ansar Allah) have signed an Action Plan with the United Nations to [...]

2022-04-21T14:48:40-04:00Monday, 18 April 2022|

[EN/FR] Mali: Platform Signs Action Plans to End and Prevent Recruitment and Use of Children and Other Grave Violations

French version below The Platform, a coalition of armed movements signatory of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, signed Action Plans with the United Nations to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children as well as other grave violations against children in armed conflict. The Platform, including affiliated groups, is listed [...]

2021-09-01T14:39:32-04:00Thursday, 2 September 2021|

Remarks by Ms. Virginia Gamba: Ending the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers by 2025

PLEASE CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Remarks by Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Ending the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers by 2025 Excellencies, Distinguished Panelists, Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to thank Alliance 8.7 and War Child for organizing today’s event. My Office actively supports, as a [...]

2021-05-07T10:54:20-04:00Friday, 7 May 2021|

Abducted, Recruited, Forcibly Married, Detained: Children in Somalia Endured Staggering Levels of Grave Violations

Children in Somalia have endured among the highest levels of violence of all countries on the Children and Armed Conflict agenda, with number of cases of recruitment and use, abduction and sexual violence exceeding those verified in other country situations, highlighted the fifth report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Somalia. A [...]

2020-04-01T14:27:09-04:00Wednesday, 1 April 2020|

Syrian Democratic Forces Sign Action Plan to End and Prevent the Recruitment and Use of Children

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) signed an Action Plan with the United Nations to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children under the age of 18. The Force Commander of the SDF, General Mazloum Abdi, signed on behalf of the SDF and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed [...]

2021-07-08T08:26:21-04:00Monday, 1 July 2019|

South Sudan: Government Armed Forces Reiterate Commitment Not to Enlist Children

Story by Gideon Sackitey originally published by UNMISS  “The children we enlist in the military are our own children, and we destroy them if this [practice] continues. We must respect them. They must not be allowed to lose their childhoods.” James Adol Acholl, is one of 50 soldiers belonging to the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces [...]

2019-03-14T09:04:48-04:00Thursday, 14 March 2019|

Questions and Answers on the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers

How many child soldiers are there in the world? Click to read more about the recruitment of children in 2018. Tens of thousands of boys and girls are recruited and used as child soldiers by armed forces and armed groups in conflict in over 20 countries around the world. The United Nations monitors [...]

2019-12-06T13:08:33-05:00Tuesday, 12 February 2019|

Action Plan to Protect Children Signed in the Central African Republic

New York, 14 June 2018 – The leading UN advocate for the protection and well-being of children affected by armed conflict welcomes the signing of an Action Plan to end and prevent grave violations against children between the Mouvement Patriotique pour la Centrafrique (MPC), part of the Former Séléka coalition, and the United Nations and [...]

2018-12-14T11:45:06-05:00Thursday, 14 June 2018|

Mali: CMA Coalition Signs Action Plan to End and Prevent Recruitment and Use and Sexual Violence Against Children in Conflict

French version below New York – The Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad (CMA), a coalition of armed movements signatory of the Algiers Peace Accord, which includes the listed Mouvement National de Libération de l’Azawad (MNLA), signed an Action Plan with the United Nations to end and prevent the recruitment and use, sexual violence and all [...]

2021-07-12T07:09:46-04:00Friday, 17 March 2017|
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