The Government of Ukraine signs plan to end and prevent grave violations against children, with the support of the United Nations.

The impact of grave violations against children in Ukraine continues to be of serious concern, particularly the high number of children killed and maimed and attacks on schools and hospitals. Following the call made by the Secretary-General in his latest report on children and armed conflict (A/77/895-S/2023/363), the Government of Ukraine signed a joint prevention [...]

2023-08-23T15:13:33-04:00Wednesday, 23 August 2023|

UN Special Representative of Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Concludes Visit to Ukraine

The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for children and armed conflict (CAAC), Ms. Virginia Gamba, completed a 2-day mission to Ukraine during which she engaged with the Government to discuss the impact of the conflict on children including how to enhance the protection of children in Ukraine and prevent grave violations. The visit [...]

2023-05-14T14:41:32-04:00Sunday, 14 May 2023|

Statistics Should Never Overshadow the Individual Suffering of Children in Armed Conflict, “We Must Redouble Efforts to End Grave Violations”

Annual Report of the UN Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict The year 2021 saw a deadly mix of conflict escalation, military coups and takeovers, protracted and new conflicts, as well as violations of international law, all of which had a devastating impact on the protection of children around the world. Cross-border conflict and intercommunal [...]

2022-07-13T14:24:27-04:00Monday, 11 July 2022|

Even During Conflict, Schools and Hospitals Must Remain Safe Havens – Statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict 

“This year has already proven to be devastating for children’s education in situations where armed conflict is rife”, said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), Virginia Gamba. In Ukraine, the United Nations has reported 155 attacks on school facilities and infrastructures occurring in government-controlled territory, non-government-controlled territory, and contested [...]

2022-05-13T11:44:32-04:00Friday, 13 May 2022|

Ukraine: Peace for Children Now 

As armed conflict continues to rage in Ukraine, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), Virginia Gamba, is urgently calling attention on the plight of Ukrainian children who have been uprooted, their schools as well as medical facilities closed, destroyed, damaged, or used for military purposes, and their physical integrity [...]

2022-03-22T09:45:35-04:00Tuesday, 22 March 2022|
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