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SOMALIA / CHILD RECRUITS

In light of the recent United Nation Report that alleged the presence of child soldiers within the Somali National Army (SNA) and militias allied with the army, the Somali government and the United Nation Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) begun the screening of recruits hoping to join the military. UNSOM

19 Jul 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN/ ZERROUGUI

  Wrapping up her visit to South Sudan, UN special envoy for children and armed conflict Leila Zerrougui called for the full implementation of the Action Plan signed by the government to end recruitment of child soldiers. UNMISS

28 Jun 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / CHILD RECRUITMENT

UNESCO's head Irina Bokova, Leila Zerrougui the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and UNESCO's Goodwill Ambassador, actor Forest Whitaker met in with President Salva Kiir in Juba, capital of South Sudan to reaffirm the country's action plan to end recruitment and use of children in armed forces and to discuss [...]

24 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CHILDREN JUSTICE

The Human Rights Council have held an interactive dialog with the Special Representatives on violence against children and on children in armed conflict yesterday (12 March) in Geneva. Among other things, it has been highlighted that "children have a right to access justice in a system that is sensitive to their rights". OHCHR

13 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHILD SOLDIERS WRAP

The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution setting out practical steps to combat violations against children in armed conflict, as UN officials underscored the need to do more to ensure that children are protected and perpetrators are brought to justice. UNTV / FILE

7 Mar 2014 | Read More »

ICC / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced it was opening a preliminary examination in the Central African Republic into allegations of killings, acts of rape and sexual slavery, pillaging, torture, forced displacement and recruitment and use of child soldiers during hostilities that have taken place over the past months. ICC / FILE

7 Feb 2014 | Read More »

CAR / CHILD SOLDIERS

Twenty-three children between 14 and 17 years old were released from armed groups in Bangui on Thursday, with many more identified for release in the coming days. The children, released yesterday, among whom six are girls, were taken from a military base to a UNICEF-supported Transit and Orientation Centre. UNICEF

17 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CHILDREN

Amid reports of targeted killings of children in the Central African Republic (CAR), UNICEF's Director of Emergency Programmes Ted Chaiban said "we are on the edge of something very serious in the CAR" and that children "have seen unspeakable violence." UNTV / FILE

7 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN/ DRC CHILDREN

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, recently back from a week-long visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), said that at this important moment in the peace process in eastern DRC, "we must seize every opportunity to better protect children affected by conflict-related violence." UNTV

26 Nov 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / CAR CHILD SOLDIERS

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday that the number of children caught up with armed groups has increased to between five to six thousand children in the Central African Republic (CAR). Poverty, displacement and an increase in armed groups mean children are more vulnerable to recruitment. CH UNTV

22 Nov 2013 | Read More »

 

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