DRC: Children Still Paying Highest Price of Conflict; Parties Should Strengthen Engagement with the UN to End and Prevent All Grave Violations

New York, 15 November 2022- The children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to endure a disturbingly high number of grave violations as a result of conflict, including an intensification of armed activities by a growing number of armed groups, particularly in Ituri and North Kivu. The realities of children in [...]

2022-11-15T10:21:46-05:00Tuesday, 15 November 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|

Increasing Collaboration to Break Cycles of Vulnerability and Better Protect Children in Armed Conflict

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict to the General Assembly  The previous year was marked by persistently high levels of grave violations against boys and girls in armed conflict, a call to urgently enhance joint advocacy and international cooperation to better protect millions of children affected by [...]

2019-08-23T17:07:51-04:00Friday, 23 August 2019|

Syria: Blatant Disregard for Life and Fundamental Rights of Children

Second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic New York - Parties to the conflict in Syria exhibited a blatant disregard for the life and fundamental rights of children, concludes the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic, which documents [...]

2018-11-26T10:56:16-05:00Monday, 26 November 2018|

Myanmar: Crisis in Rakhine State Has Horrendous Impact on Children

Update to the Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Myanmar Boys and girls of Myanmar suffered patterns of grave violations following the crisis outbreak in northern Rakhine State in August 2017 a report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict shows. The report complements the fourth report on the impact [...]

2018-11-16T09:26:12-05:00Friday, 16 November 2018|

Mali: Growing Insecurity Adds to Challenges to Protect Children from Grave Violations

Increasing insecurity in Mali’s northern and central regions, along with the slow implementation of the peace agreement, have created an environment ripe for grave child rights violations. This is the conclusion of the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Mali, published today and covering the period from January 2014 to June [...]

2018-04-03T16:41:27-04:00Tuesday, 3 April 2018|

Human Rights Council Report: Direct Engagement with Parties to Conflict Brings Progress but Grave Violations Against Children Continue

SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict Annual Report to the Human Rights Council In her recent annual report to the Human Rights Council, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed conflict outlined the progress and challenges in protecting boys and girls from being used and abused by parties to conflict, while underlining [...]

2021-07-08T10:57:13-04:00Tuesday, 6 February 2018|

Children of Myanmar Still Victims of Grave Violations Despite Measures to End Recruitment and Use

  Recent Crisis Raises Grave Protection Concerns The United Nations Secretary-General, in his fourth report on the impact of armed conflict on children in Myanmar, documents progress in the Government of Myanmar’s efforts to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers, but notes that on-going clashes and the recent wave of violence in Rakhine add [...]

2018-01-26T09:59:11-05:00Friday, 26 January 2018|
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