ACT to Protect Children Affected by Conflict


UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Launches New Initiative to Improve Awareness and Action to Protect Boys and Girls Affected By Armed Conflict

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, today unveiled a new initiative to generate greater awareness and action to improve the protection of children affected by armed conflict.

“With more children suffering horrific abuses in war zones across the globe, we desperately need to reinvigorate our efforts to raise awareness about the core of the mandate I represent – the six grave violations, and to redouble our common advocacy to ensure action by parties to conflict to give children the protection they deserve,” said Virginia Gamba.

Over the next three years, the campaign will seek to strengthen collaboration between the United Nations, civil society and the international community to support actions designed to end and prevent grave violations committed against children in times of conflict.