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Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict – Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba

Foreign Minister Czaputowicz, Excellencies, Executive Director Henrietta Fore, Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the Secretary-General, I would like to thank the Republic of Poland, and Foreign Minister Czaputowicz personally, for holding this Open Debate. It is vitally important that we take this opportunity to come together and focus on the current plight of children [...]

2019-11-15T14:55:44-05:00Friday, 2 August 2019|

Briefing to the UN Security Council on Yemen

Briefing to the United Nations Security Council on the situation of children in Yemen Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict 15 April 2019 Check against delivery Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the President of the Council for the opportunity to [...]

2019-04-15T11:13:24-04:00Monday, 15 April 2019|

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|

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|

Statement by Leila Zerrougui at the Security Council Monthly meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria in November 2015

Statement by Ms. Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Briefing to the Security Council Monthly meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria 16 November 2015 Please check against delivery Permettez-moi tout d’abord de présenter mes condoléances au Représentant permanent de la France et au peuple français, ainsi qu’à toutes [...]

2018-11-28T12:22:23-05:00Monday, 16 November 2015|

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|

29 Apr 2009 – Grace Akallo at the Security Council

Statement by Grace Akallo Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict29 April 2009 Madame Chairperson, Mr. Secretary-General, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. Let me thank you for inviting me to give a small voice to the many voiceless children in wars. My name is Grace Akallo. I am from Uganda, and I [...]

2018-11-12T17:05:40-05:00Wednesday, 29 April 2009|