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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 »

UN / BOKO HARAM CHILDREN

At a launch of a report on children in armed conflict in north easternNigeria, a member of the human rights commission in that country called on the international community "to place pressure on the Nigerian Government and compel the right action to bring back the 219 girls still in custody as well as confront insurgency." UNIFEED [...]

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN ADVANCER

Ahead of the release of two UNICEF landmark reports on violence against children, UNICEF's chief of Child Protection, Susan Bissell, said data shows that "if there is one common aspect of human society right now, it is the fact that tremendous violence is committed against children." UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

4 Sep 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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