Insights: Children and Armed Conflict

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    Arria-formula Meeting on Children Born of Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

    Tomorrow (26 October), Poland, in partnership with Bolivia, France, Germany and South Africa, will organise an Arria-formula meeting on the plight and rights of children born of wartime sexual violence. The briefers include Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual...

    posted on THU 25 OCT 2018
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    Children and Armed Conflict: Open Debate and Resolution

    On Monday (9 July), the Council will hold a high-level open debate on children and armed conflict with the theme, “Protecting Children Today Prevents Conflict Tomorrow”. The meeting will be chaired by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Special Representative for...

    posted on FRI 6 JUL 2018
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    Children and Armed Conflict: Arria-formula Meeting on Action Plans

    This afternoon (7 May), Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting on “Ending and Preventing Grave Violations against Children through Action Plans: Best Practices from African States”. The Arria-formula meeting has been organised by Poland in partnership with Côte d’Ivoire,...

    posted on MON 7 MAY 2018
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    Open Debate and Resolution on Human Trafficking

    Tomorrow (21 November), the Security Council will hold an open debate on trafficking in persons in conflict situations, organised by Italy. Secretary-General António Guterres, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Yuri Fedotov, and Special Rapporteur on...

    posted on MON 20 NOV 2017
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    Open Debate on Forced Labour, Slavery and Other Similar Practices

    On Tuesday (14 March), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on “Trafficking in persons in conflict situations: forced labour, slavery and other similar practices”, held under the Council agenda item “Maintenance of international peace and security”. The...

    posted on FRI 10 MAR 2017
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    Briefing on Trafficking in Persons in Situations of Conflict

    On Wednesday (16 December), the US has organised a briefing on trafficking in persons in situations of conflict. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson will brief along with Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)....

    posted on TUE 15 DEC 2015
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    Joint Meeting of the Yemen 2140 Sanctions Committee and the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict

    Tomorrow afternoon (18 September), the Yemen 2140 Sanctions Committee and the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict will hold joint informal consultations on the conflict in Yemen. Ambassadors Raimonda Murmokaite (Lithuania), the chair of the 2140 Sanctions Committee, and...

    posted on THU 17 SEP 2015
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    Children and Armed Conflict Debate and Resolution on Abductions

    On Thursday (18 June), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on children and armed conflict focused on the Secretary-General’s annual report on this topic (S/2015/409) and on the issue of abductions. The debate will be chaired by...

    posted on WED 17 JUN 2015
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    Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

    On Monday (8 September), the Security Council will hold an open debate to discuss the Secretary-General’s latest report on children and armed conflict (S/2014/339). Special Representative of the Secretary-General Leila Zerrougui, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF Yoka Brandt and Under-Secretary...

    posted on FRI 5 SEP 2014
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    Children and Armed Conflict Open Debate and Resolution

    Tomorrow (7 March), the Security Council will hold an open debate on children and armed conflict, focused on how to make progress on the full implementation of the children and armed conflict agenda. The Minister of Foreign and European Affairs...

    posted on THU 6 MAR 2014
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    Children and Armed Conflict “Arria Formula” Meeting

    On Monday (9 July) Council members and representatives from civil society and UN organisations will exchange ideas in an “Arria formula” meeting on how to deal with parties to conflict committing grave violations against children that have been listed in...

    posted on FRI 6 JUL 2012
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    Briefing on Children and Armed Conflict

    Tomorrow afternoon (10 January) Council members will be briefed in consultations by the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy. This briefing is a follow-up to resolution 1998 (2011) in which the Council invited Coomaraswamy to brief it...

    posted on MON 9 JAN 2012
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    Briefing on Children and Armed Conflict

    On Monday, 23 May, the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy, will be briefing the Somalia Eritrea Sanctions Committee. This will be her second briefing to a sanctions committee. (Last year in June she briefed the DRC...

    posted on FRI 20 MAY 2011
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    Insights on Children and Armed Conflict

    The Secretary-General’s annual report on children and armed conflict was released yesterday. The report provides information on grave violations committed against children, updates on progress made by parties to conflict on dialogue and action plans to halt the recruitment and...

    posted on THU 12 MAY 2011
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    Insights on Children and Armed Conflict

    This afternoon (2 May) the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict will have a formal meeting where it is expected to adopt its conclusions on Chad and Afghanistan. At the start of the meeting Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Special Representative...

    posted on MON 2 MAY 2011