children and armed conflict

The UN and the protection of children affected by armed conflict: how States curtail a multi-stakeholder, dialogue-based approach

The situation of children affected by armed conflict (CAAC) has been one of the UN’s priorities when engaging with the parties to the conflict in South Sudan. Since 2012, several action plans were adopted within the UN’s CAAC framework, in order to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children and other violations. In …

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News Roundup – 10-19 April 2017

Livestream to ALMA’s IHL Forum this evening: Recent Events in Syria  “Things that money alone cannot buy”: defining reparations in cases of sexual violence.  Ms Virginia Gamba of Argentina for Special Representative of the Secretary General on children and armed conflict.  April monthly update on children and armed conflict, by Watchlist.  Rebel court sentences Yemen …

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News Roundup:20-27 February 2017

UNICEF: At least 65,000 children released from armed forces and groups over the last 10 years, UNICEF A Deadly Peace in Colombia as FARC Disarms Malian government says armed groups will return authorities to north Building peace through video games in South Sudan Russia-backed rebels issue ultimatum to Ukraine Chatham House: Syrian Rebels Are Pushing …

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News Roundup – 16 June 2015

In interview, senior UN official says accountability key to preventing child deaths in custody.  From grooms to body bags: the story of Yemen’s fighters.  UN reports upsurge in civilian deaths in Yemen as fighting in the country continues.  Central Asia is sitting duck for Islamic State.  Institute of Peace: Insurgent alliances in Afghanistan.  Boko Haram …

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News Roundup – 13 February 2015

UN chief calls for fundamental re-think to prevent atrocities.  FARC bans recruitment of child soldiers.  Islamic State says its holding Israeli spy in Syria.  UN warns of  ‘urgent’ humanitarian situation as Boko Haram attacks spill over Nigerian border.  To catch a victim and a perpetrator: the ICC and Dominic Ongwen.  DRC: Tackling recruitment by armed …

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News Roundup – 11 & 12 February 2015

UNICEF: More brutal and intense conflicts leave children increasingly vulnerable to recruitment.  ICC and negotiated peace: reflections from Colombia.  Islamic State magazine claims to interview Hayat Boumeddiene (wife of Coulibaly) Security Council approves resolution targeting sources of funding for ISIL.  Yemen in collapsing before our eyes, UN chief warns.  Just Security: Obama’s forever war starts now.  …

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News Roundup – 2 February 2015

William Schabas resigns as head of UN war crimes inquiry after Israel accuses him of pro-Gaza bias Mali armed groups said to clash near Timbuktu Nigerian troops fight back against Boko Haram’s big-city attack on Maiduguri Chad army says kills 120 Boko Haram militants in Cameroon Bomber blows herself up after Nigeria president’s rally South …

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