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CAR/ CHILD SOLDIERS

More than 300 children, including several under 12 years old, have been released from armed groups in the Central African Republic following a UNICEF-facilitated agreement by the groups' leaders to free all children in their ranks. UNICEF

15 May 2015 | Read More »

CAR / CHILD PROTECTION

The leaders of armed groups in Central Africa Republic agreed not only to release between 6,000 and 10,000 children but also to stop future enrollment and to grant UNICEF immediate and restriction-free access to any zone under the groups' control. MINUSCA

6 May 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / CHILD SOLDIERS

More than 280 child soldiers returned  who have been returned to their families in Pibor, South Sudan  have started taking part in educational leisure and social activities  to promote good life skills,  the UN Mission in the Republic of south Sudan said Tuesday, UNMISS

28 Apr 2015 | Read More »

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 »

 

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