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OHCHR / BOKO HARAM

The United Nations human rights chief said that Boko Haram's leaders must be held accountable for the "appalling violations of human rights" they have committed. UNTV CH

1 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN ARMED CONFLICTS

UN officials urged protection for the war's youngest victims. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Security Council "increasingly, children are snatched from a normal life of school and family, abducted by armed groups and thrown into a life of violence and horror." UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / SOUTH SUDAN CHILDREN

UNICEF Representative in South Sudan, told journalists in Geneva today that" major issues are affecting the entire wellbeing of South Sudan's children, with soaring malnutrition, deteriorating access to water and sanitation, education and health."

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / CHILD SOLDIERS

UNICEF and partners have secured the release of approximately 3,000 children from an armed group in South Sudan.  UNICEF / UNMISS

28 Jan 2015 | Read More »

SOMALIA / RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Somalia ratified today the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – an important step towards protecting and promoting the rights of all children in the war-torn nation. The CRC was adopted by the General Assembly on 20 November 1989 and has been ratified by 195 countries, including Somalia. As of today, only two countries [...]

20 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UKRAINE / CHILDREN

Since March 2014, over one million people have been displaced by the conflict in Ukraine. UNICEF is responding to the crisis with safe drinking water, hygiene kits, psychological support and more, the agency reported today. (UNICEF)

18 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA COI

A new report of the UN Commission of Inquiry dealing with Syria has documented shocking accounts of the ISIS (Da'esh) armed group's use of terror to subjugate Syrians living in its areas of control, as well as the use of extreme violence against both civilians and captured fighters. CH UNTV

14 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / CHILDREN NOT SOLDIERS CAMPAIGN

The government of South Sudan, with the support of the UN, launched the "Children, not Soldiers" campaign nationally, marking the countries renewed commitment to end recruitment and use of children by its army. UNMISS

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT

UN Special Representative on Children in Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, warned that 700 children have been killed in Iraq and more than 500 in Gaza since the beginning of the year. She noted that some of these crimes may amount to “war crimes” and that “we cannot afford impunity in the face of such grave [...]

8 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN LAUNCH

Violence against children is universal – so prevalent and deeply ingrained in societies it is often unseen and accepted as the norm – according to new, unprecedented data presented by the United Nations today. At the launch of the report, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Geeta Rao Gupta, said that "often violence happens in plain sight. [...]

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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