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Arria Formula Meeting on Children and Armed Conflict

When: Friday, 7 May 2021, 14:00-17:00 (EDT) What: Arria-formula meeting on Children and Armed Conflict organized by Estonia with 14 co-sponsors: United Nations Security Council members France, Ireland, Kenya, Niger, Norway, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia, United Kingdom, the United States and Viet Nam, together with additional co-sponsors Belgium, Canada, Germany, Sweden and in [...]

2021-05-04T14:36:56-04:00Tuesday, 4 May 2021|

Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict: Remarks by Ms. Virginia Gamba, SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict

Please check against delivery Security Council Open Debate Children and Armed Conflict: Attacks against Schools as a Grave Violation of Children’s Rights  Remarks by Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict 10 September 2020 Mr. President, Excellence Ambassadeur Abdou Abarry, Excellencies, I thank Niger for convening this open debate [...]

2021-03-17T06:14:43-04:00Thursday, 10 September 2020|

Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict: Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba, SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict

Please check against delivery   Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed ConflictVirtual Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict 23 June 2020 Monsieur le Président, Mesdames, Messieurs les membres du Conseil de sécurité, Mme la Directrice exécutive de l'UNICEF, Chère Mariam, Excellences et chers collègues, Au nom [...]

2021-03-17T06:42:25-04:00Tuesday, 23 June 2020|

UN Secretary-General Remarks to the Security Council Briefing on Children in Armed Conflict

REMARKS TO SECURITY COUNCIL BRIEFING ON CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT: INTRODUCING PRACTICAL GUIDANCE ON THE INTEGRATION OF CHILD PROTECTION ISSUES IN PEACE PROCESSES [bilingual, as delivered] Sire, Majesté, Monsieur le Président Mesdames et messieurs les membres du Conseil, Monsieur Smaïl Chergui, Et Madame Jo Becker, En cette Journée internationale contre l’utilisation d’enfants soldats, je me [...]

2021-03-17T07:07:38-04:00Wednesday, 12 February 2020|

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|

UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Welcomes New Security Council Resolution

New York - The UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, welcomes the adoption today of the Security Council’s Resolution 2427, following the 15-member Council’s unanimous approval of the draft, sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, along with 98 co-sponsors. The resolution, adopted during the Security Council [...]

2021-07-08T10:36:08-04:00Monday, 9 July 2018|

UN Secretary-General’s remarks to the Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict [As delivered]

31 October 2017 Je souhaiterais tout d’abord remercier le Ministre des affaires étrangères de la France, Son Excellence Jean-Yves Le Drian, pour l’organisation de ce débat d’une importance vitale autour de la question des enfants et les conflits armés. Le rapport dont vous êtes saisis aujourd’hui indique qu'en 2016, les enfants ont continué d’être affectés [...]

2021-07-12T06:58:06-04:00Tuesday, 31 October 2017|

UN Security Council urges more protections for children in conflicts

This article was originally published on the UN News Centre and can be found here 31 October 2017 – Deeply concerned about the abuse of children in war zones, the United Security Council today – in a debate in New York which included Secretary-General António Guterres and his special envoy on the issue – urged [...]

2021-07-12T07:00:37-04:00Tuesday, 31 October 2017|
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