recruitment

United Nations Officials Welcome the Conviction of Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka for War Crimes of Rape, Sexual Slavery, Child Recruitment and Murder in Democratic Republic of the Congo

New York, 24 November 2020: Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, welcome yesterday’s conviction by the Cour Militaire Opérationnelle of North Kivu of Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka of the Nduma Defence of Congo armed group (NDC-Sheka) for war [...]

2021-03-17T06:09:14-04:00Tuesday, 24 November 2020|

On World Children’s Day, a new hope for children in Myanmar: The Democratic Karen Benevolent Army signs a Joint Action Plan to End & Prevent the Recruitment and Use of Children

New York, 20 November 2020: On the occasion of the World Children’s Day, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, witnessed virtually the signature of the Joint Action Plan between the United Nations and the Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DBKA), the first Action Plan of its kind with [...]

2021-03-17T06:11:57-04:00Friday, 20 November 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|

Central African Republic: Virginia Gamba Invites Armed Groups to Commit to Prevent Violations Against Children

Kaga Bandoro, Central African Republic - During a week-long visit to the Central African Republic, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, visited Kaga-Bandoro for talks with leaders of armed groups. She invited them to join the ongoing efforts to ensure better prevention of serious violations of children's [...]

2019-05-09T15:02:56-04:00Friday, 3 May 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|

South Sudan: More Than 60 Children Released from Armed Groups in Yambio

By PHILLIP MBUGO, UNMISS Sixty-eight children associated with armed groups were released today in Yambio, South Sudan, following an assessment and verification conducted by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Child Protection Unit and the national Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) commission. This is the [...]

2019-02-04T17:22:34-05:00Thursday, 31 January 2019|

South Sudan: Opposition Forces in Jonglei Receive Training from UNMISS to End Child Recruitment

By UNMISS, GIDEON SACKITEY “The children in this place are our own. They are our brothers and sisters, we will not put them in harm’s way.” These emotional remarks by Jamus Ayut, the County Commissioner in Akobo, set the scene at the opening of a two-day workshop on child protection for 50 soldiers from the [...]

2018-12-11T16:41:32-05:00Friday, 30 November 2018|

Nigeria: Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Welcomes Release of 833 Children by Civilian Joint Task Force

New York – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, welcomes the release earlier today of 833 children by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in North-East Nigeria. “This is an important development for boys and girls of north-east Nigeria whose lives have been deeply affected by violence and [...]

2018-12-14T11:04:12-05:00Friday, 12 October 2018|

High-Level Event: Funding the Future

Funding the Future: Challenges and Responses to the Reintegration of Child Soldiers   Monday, 24 September 2018 10:30 - 12:00 United Nations Secretariat, Conference Room 6 Watch this event live on: http://webtv.un.org/   In 2017 alone, more than 10,000 children were released from the ranks of armed forces and groups in the Central African Republic, [...]

2018-11-02T14:07:54-04:00Thursday, 20 September 2018|

Event on the reintegration of children formerly associated with armed groups and armed forces

  On 6 June,  an event on the reintegration of children formerly associated with armed groups and armed forces, organized by the office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, demonstrated the value of successful reintegration programs for former child soldiers. Kabba Williams, former child soldier from Sierra Leone. Photo: OSRSG-CAAC [...]

2018-11-02T14:25:03-04:00Thursday, 14 June 2018|
Go to Top