*This news release has been updated to reflect two additional signatories, bringing the final number to 47.
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.
Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is a dynamic, international non-governmental organization.
We work to reduce violence and protect civilians in countries affected by violent conflict and its aftermath through the implementation of unarmed civilian protection programming.
To manage the implementation of Nonviolent Peaceforce, South Sudan (NPSS) protection programming and ensure effective staff management in logistically challenging and chronically insecure locations. The Programme Manager will be responsible for the overall management, implementation and monitoring of the Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) project ‘Reducing Violence and Increasing the Safety and Security of Civilians in Greater Upper Nile, South Sudan’ (hereafter referred to as “the Project”).
The SSA is a member of the South Sudan Senior Management Team. He/she will advise oversee and drive the continuous development of NPs safety and security practice ensuring that policies remain current and the in-country mechanism for implementation and enforcement is functional and realistic. He/she will facilitate an ongoing culture of learning and improving as it relates to safety and security and will prioritize ongoing training as a key strategy for improved security conditions.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: