This report presents primary data collected during the month of October 2017 and is further enriched by available secondary data on the humanitarian situation in affected areas of Mindanao in southern Philippines following the conflict in Marawi City.
The last year has seen significant global challenges, including an unprecedented level of humanitarian need, rising inequality and exclusion, growing climate change impacts, and increasing threats to our shared security. Nevertheless, the international community has taken important steps in addressing these challenges by implementing the recent bold commitments to foster sustainable peace.
An Open Letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres
As organizations working to protect the rights of children in armed conflict, we are dismayed by your reported decision to “freeze” any new additions of parties to conflict that commit grave violations of children’s rights to the annexes to your 2017 annual report to the United Nations Security Council on children and armed conflict. We urge you to reconsider, and issue an updated list with your report, including all perpetrators responsible for patterns of grave violations against children in 2016.
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.
NP in South Sudan is deeply worried about the safety and security of 4 of our colleagues who have been unaccounted for a number of days. Mary, Rebecca, Michael and Duop are national protection officers serving in the Koch team in southern Unity. All 4 are from that area, living with their families when they were hired by NP last December, to join the team. Since that time, they have worked alongside their international counterparts to serve the people of Koch County. When the fighting returned to southern Unity, by complete coincidence all of the international colleagues were away.
Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) , Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CCEPO) and East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defender Project (EEHAHRDP), through funding from European Instrument for Democracy & Human Rights (EEIDHR) and the Dutch government through the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands have been implementing a project focused on strengthening the work of human rights defenders (HHRD) in South Sudan.
Following its relatively new move and rearrangement of the structure, Head Quarter of NP, based in Ferney-Voltaire (Great Geneva region) is currently looking for a motivated intern for the new led finance team. For a duration of 6 months, the intern will be asked to provide support to the finance team on two axes: support for the account’s closure and on the project of a new ERP system.
Following its relatively new move and rearrangement of the structure, Head Quarter of NP, based in Ferney-Voltaire (Great Geneva region) is currently looking for a motivated intern, driven by a desire to contribute to NP’s mission by developing a new strategy for managing our information and communications within HQ and with our country programmes.