children and armed conflict

News Roundup – 20 September 2012

Colombian rebel says no deadline for peace talks. US in Afghanistan: opinion divided over suspension of joint operations. Pakistan must pressure Taliban, Former US envoy says. Syrian conflict: Jihadis man front lines. Syrian rebels seize border crossing with Turkey. Sudan: US Special Envoy meets with Darfur rebel groups and SRF. UN backs naming and shaming …

News Roundup – 20 September 2012 Read More »

Security Council Resolution on Children and Armed Conflict

Yesterday, the United Nations Security Council adopted  a resolution expressing deep concern that certain perpetrators persist in committing violations and calling on Member States to bring them to justice through national justice systems, and where applicable, international justice mechanisms. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 11 in favour and four abstentions (Azerbaijan, China, Pakistan and Russia). The …

Security Council Resolution on Children and Armed Conflict Read More »

News Roundup

DRC: Understanding armed group M23. Children released by armed group in northern Central African Republic.  AU: New force nearly ready to fight the LRA.  Attack destroys pro-government TV station near Damascus.  Rebel colonel killed and leader injured as death toll from Mali rebel clash.  Rebel factions clash in Northern Mali.  Congo: Rwanda tied to rebels. 

News Roundup

The Secretary General issued his report on children and armed conflict to the Security Council which gives an overview of the situation of girls and boys in conflict zones and measures taken for their protection. The report includes a list of parties who recruit and use children, kill and maim, commit sexual violence or attack …

News Roundup Read More »