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10 Oct 2012 description

New York, 9 October 2012 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict condemns in the harshest terms the targeted attack by Taliban gunmen on Pakistani schoolgirls in the Swat Valley, northwest of Islamabad.

13 Jun 2012 description

La Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général pour les enfants et les conflits armés a indiqué aujourd’hui que les Forces armées syriennes, les services de renseignement syriens et les milices Chabiha, figuraient désormais sur la « Liste de la honte » dans la dernière édition du Rapport du Secrétaire général sur le sort des enfants en temps de conflit armé*, laquelle a été publiée aujourd’hui.

11 Jun 2012 description

OSRSG/110612

New York, 11 June - The Secretary-General issued his annual report on children and armed conflict to the Security Council which gives an overview of the situation of girls and boys in conflict zones and measures taken for their protection. The report includes a list of parties who recruit and use children, kill and maim, commit sexual violence or attack schools and hospitals; the so-called “list of shame.”

20 Aug 2011 description

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Radhika Coomaraswamy adds her voice to the Secretary-General’s condemnation of those who allegedly used a teenage boy to carry out a suicide bomber earlier today in Pakistan.

03 Sep 2010 description

Introduction

In one dreary morning, I, the pupil of kindergarten #2, became an IDP; to be more specific, I was forced to become an IDP. In several hours, I lost my friends, home and happy childhood. I experienced the horror of hunger and cold. At age of 6, I realized words "peace" and "bread". The vision of endless flow of people worn out from hunger and cold and the taste of a piece of bread I clutched in my fist will never fade from my memory.

15 Sep 2009 description

OSRSG/090914-19

Geneva, 15 September 2009 - Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict highlighted the plight of children affected by war as she reported to the Human Rights Council in Geneva today.

"It has been a terrible year for children living in situations of armed conflict around the world.

15 Sep 2009 description

OSRSG/090914-19

Genève, le 15 Septembre 2009 - Lors de sa présentation au Conseil des droits de l'homme aujourd'hui, Mme Radhika Coomaraswamy, la Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général pour les enfants et les conflits armés a mis en exergue le sort des enfants affectés par la guerre.

« Cette année a été très difficile pour les enfants dans les conflits armés.

19 Jan 2009 description

New York, 19 January 2008 - Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, strongly condemns the increasing number of attacks claimed by the Taliban insurgents and other armed groups that utilize and target children.

Ms.