New York – Increasing insecurity in Mali’s northern and central regions, along with the slow implementation of the peace agreement, have created an environment ripe for grave child rights violations.
Khartoum, 1 March 2018 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict expressed her satisfaction at the progress made in the implementation of the Action Plan to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict signed in March 2016 by the Government of Sudan, but noted that more needs to be done to ensure that all children in Sudan are and continue to be protected from violence.
New York – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, calls for the unconditional release of all the girls abducted during the attack on the Bursari Government Girls Science Secondary School, in northeast Nigeria.
On Monday, February 19, an armed group attacked the school located in Dapchi, Yobe State and over 90 girls are still missing, according to unconfirmed reports.
The international commitment to end the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict has led to the release and reintegration of more than 5,000 children in 2017, according to the latest numbers compiled by the United Nations; but tens of thousands more remain.
Once released, these children still have to face the complex and long reintegration process into their communities, a decisive step for their wellbeing which also contributes to end the cycles of violence.
More than 300 Children Released from the ranks of the SPLM-iO Taban Deng Gai and the SSNLM in Western Equatoria State
New York- The UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, welcomes the release of more than 300 children earlier today, including 87 girls, in South Sudan after sustained advocacy efforts by the UN Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting.