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19 Mar 2017 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Mali. The update additionally provides information regarding the status of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict conclusion negotiations on the Secretary-General’s reports on the situation of children and armed conflict in Colombia and Somalia.

AFGHANISTAN

14 Mar 2017 description

On February 8, the UN General Assembly held an informal meeting marking the 20th Anniversary of Resolution 51/77 (1997) on the promotion and protection of the rights of children. This resolution established the mandate of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (SRSG-CAAC). In his opening remarks, President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, called the resolution “a landmark development in our global efforts to improve the protection of children in conflict situations.” A high-level panel discussion was moderated by SRSG-CAAC Ms.

06 Mar 2017 description

Targeted Attacks on Medical Facilities and Staff in Afghanistan Lead to Death and Disease Among Children

New Report Calls for Afghan Government Forces to be Cited as Responsible for Attacks for First Time

MEDIA CONTACT: Vesna Jaksic Lowe, vesnajaksic@gmail.com, + 1 917.374.2273

16 Feb 2017 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of the Central African Republic (CAR), Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. The update also provides information regarding the status of the Working Group’s consideration of the Secretary-General’s reports, noting the adoption of the CAR conclusions on December 14, 2016. Currently, the Chair is awaiting introduction of new country-specific reports to begin negotiating conclusions.

16 Feb 2017 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of South Sudan and Syria.