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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 »

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 »

 

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