UN allows for sanctions in Somalia against violators of children

In a press statement issued, on Tuesday, 2 August 2011,  United Nations Special Representative for the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy stated that she welcomed the decision by the UN Security Council made earlier that week, which allowed for sanctions against Somalia earlier that week. “Starting today, in Somalia, if you kill, [...]

UN expands list of parties acting against children in conflict

The UN Security Council held its annual Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict, 12 July 2011 in New York, at which time the Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution expanding the criteria for listing parties to conflict in the Secretary-General’s annual report, the 10th Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict, published in April [...]

10th Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict

On 11 May the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict of the United Nations issued the Annual Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict.  Each year the report is published to lists those parties involved in the recruitment of children in armed conflict, as well and use, kill [...]

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