Chad Commits to an Acceleration of the Action Plan to End the Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers
May 22, 2013
(OSRSG) - At the 38th formal meeting of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict on Monday, Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict briefed on her visit to Chad where she was able to reconfirm the commitment and determination of the Chadian authorities to fully implement the Action Plan to end the recruitment and use of children in the country’s national army.
Myanmar Progresses Towards Armed Forces Without Children
May 20, 2013
(OSRSG) – Myanmar is making progress towards the realization of its commitment to end the recruitment and use of children in its armed forces.
Thailand: Rebels Target Children in Southern Conflict
May 15, 2013
(Human Rights Watch) - Separatist insurgents in Thailand’s Southern border provinces are committing war crimes by targeting children and other civilians, Human Rights Watch said today.
Report: India’s 3,000 Child Soldiers
May 12, 2013
(Wall Street Journal) – At least 3,000 children as young as six are being recruited by insurgent groups across India, according to a new report published by a human rights group.
UNICEF condemns the re-recruitment of child soldiers and killing of a child in Central African Republic
May 10, 2013
(UNICEF) – UNICEF condemns in the strongest possible terms the re-recruitment and the killing of a 17-year-old boy.
CAR: UN agency ‘condemns in strongest possible terms’ killing of teen linked to rebels
May 10, 2013
(UN News Centre) - The United Nations Children’s Fund today condemned in the strongest possible terms the re-recruitment and the killing of a 17-year-old boy in the Central African Republic (CAR) associated with the Séléka rebel coalition and called for the release of all children linked to the group.
In Congo, a force of child-soldiers rises up to fight rebels
April 30, 2013
(The Atlantic) – A Rwandan militia has been terrorizing villagers for years. Some have fled to horrific conditions in the jungle, and their sons have taken up arms to fight back.
Widespread child rights violations reported in the Central African Republic
April 25, 2013
(OSRSG) - The SRSG-CAC is deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic and reports of widespread violations committed by various armed factions of the Séléka coalition against children.
Children’s education in Central Africa Republic devastated by conflict
April 23, 2013
(UN News Centre) – Calling for quick action by authorities in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today warned that education was becoming another casualty of the months-long conflict, with half the country’s schools shuttered and hundreds of thousands of students at risk of missing out the entire year.
Families flee to stop Colombian rebels using children – UN
April 22, 2013
(AlertNet) – Colombian families are fleeing their homes to stop their children being recruited into rebel groups and drug-running gangs in a trend that is largely invisible, says the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).