International push needed to end child rights violations in Yemen – Leila Zerrougui

A boy holds a large piece of exploded artillery shell, which landed in the village of Al Mahjar, a suburb of Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. Photo: UNICEF/Mohamed Hamoud

2019-01-28T17:03:05-05:00Monday, 21 September 2015|

International push needed to encourage parties to Yemeni conflict to end violations against children, Leila Zerrougui urges

Describing the current situation in Yemen as “beyond tragic” for all affected by the hostilities, Leila Zerrougui says it is “ever more important” for both the United Nations Security Council and the international community to promote political dialogue aimed at ending violations against children. “Regrettably, the scale of killing and maiming of children has increased [...]

2021-08-24T08:03:22-04:00Sunday, 20 September 2015|

Statement on the situation in Yemen by Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

Expressing alarm at dramatic increases in the scale and impact of grave violations against children in Yemen, Leila Zerrougui today called on all parties to the conflict to respect their obligations under international law to protect civilians - including children - from harm. “Children are paying an unacceptable price, and the ever mounting death toll [...]

2019-01-28T17:03:35-05:00Monday, 24 August 2015|

Yemen: UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Condemns Rising Number of Child Casualties

New York – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, is deeply concerned by the violence in Yemen that, according to UNICEF, has killed 62 children and injured 30 others over the past week. “I am alarmed by the rising number of child casualties in Yemen,” said Leila Zerrougui. [...]

2019-01-28T17:04:11-05:00Tuesday, 31 March 2015|

UN strongly condemns deadly Yemen bomb attacks

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have strongly condemned the bomb attacks in Radaa in Yemen’s Al Bayda province yesterday, which killed more than 25 people, including at least 15 schoolchildren. According to media reports, a school bus carrying the 15 school girls was hit by a car bomb as it passed [...]

2019-01-28T17:04:54-05:00Wednesday, 17 December 2014|

Challenges and Progress Highlighted in the First Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Yemen

New York, 26 July 2013 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict briefed the Security Council Working Group on children and armed conflict on the first report of the Secretary-General on the situation of children in Yemen. “While challenges remain, I wish to highlight that the Government of Yemen has [...]

2019-01-28T17:09:00-05:00Friday, 26 July 2013|

SRSG Zerrougui secures commitments from the Yemeni authorities and Al Houthi armed group to end child recruitment

Sana’a, 28 November 2012 — During a mission to Sana’a, United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, secured commitments from the Government of National Unity to end the recruitment and use of children by the Yemeni Armed Forces. In Yemen to take stock of the situation of conflict-affected children, Ms. Zerrougui [...]

2019-01-28T17:16:27-05:00Wednesday, 28 November 2012|
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