On 19th June, supported by a strong message from Secretary-General António Guterres, the office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict marked the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in the event – “The Plight and Rights of Children Born of War” organized by Permanent Mission of Argentina and co-hosted with the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sexual Violence in Conflict.
Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba,
SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict
19 June 2018
His Excellency, Ambassador Martin Garcia Moritan, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations
United Kingdom Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict and Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual violence in conflict and Under-Secretary General Ms. Pramila Patten
“This year, the Day of the African Child is held under the theme “Leave No Child Behind for Africa’s Development”. While sustained growth in great parts of the continent has led to sizable advances for children, the boys and girls growing up in countries affected by armed conflict continue to lag behind.
Reintegrate Identity, Regain Life, Rebuild Future*
On 6th June, an event on Reintegration of children formerly associated with armed groups and armed forces, held by the office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, demonstrated the value of successful reintegration programs for former child soldiers.
New York, 14 June 2018 – The leading UN advocate for the protection and well-being of children affected by armed conflict welcomes the signing of an Action Plan to end and prevent grave violations against children between the Mouvement Patriotique pour la Centrafrique (MPC), part of the Former Séléka coalition, and the United Nations and asks for its immediate implementation.