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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 »

SOUTH SUDAN / CHILD SOLDIERS

Following the expiration of a grace period for proper reporting of children associated with the army, South Sudan will investigate and take punitive action on all incidents of child recruitment, child use or school occupation by armed forces, the head of the national army's Child Protection Unit said in Juba today. UNMISS

2 Oct 2013 | Read More »

UNICEF / END VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

UNICEF will unveil a global initiative on Wednesday (31 July) calling for an end to all forms of violence against children. At age 15, Grace Akallo was abducted by Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army and forced to fight. She talks about her captivity and how education became her hope and salvation. (UNICEF – interview/ file)

30 Jul 2013 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN IN ARMED

Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict emphasized today that children in Syriahave lost their hope, and "they are full of anger" adding that if the conflict continues "we will face a generation of illiterate". UNTV

22 Jul 2013 | Read More »

 

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