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UN names 21 countries with rape in conflict

24 Apr 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

By EDITH M. LEDERER
Associated Press
April 24, 2014 3:30 PM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. report names 21 countries where rape and other sexual violence has been committed in current and recent conflicts, from Afghanistan and Central African Republic to Myanmar and Syria.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's report, launched Thursday, says there is now unprecedented political momentum globally to end conflict-related sexual violence, but more action is needed regionally and nationally to respond to these crimes. 

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Children brutally killed in South Sudan fighting: UNICEF

20 Apr 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

April 19, 2014 (JUBA) - A number of children were killed in Thursday's fighting at a United Nations base in South Sudan's Jonglei state, with many either caught up in the crossfire or died after being recruited by armed groups and forces, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said.

The exact number of children killed, it said, was not yet known but they were among the dozens of civilians injured and many killed when gunmen attacked those internally displaced at the UN protection of civilians site in the capital, Bor.

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23rd Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, 07 - 16 April, 2014,

17 Apr 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

Apr.07.2014 - Apr.16.2014

PRESS RELEASE

23rd Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare Of The Child, 07 - 16 April, 2014,

African Union Conference Centre

Addis Ababa, 31 March, 2014. - The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) would like to inform the media and the general public, that its 23rd Ordinary Session will take place from 07 - 16 April, 2014, at the African Union Commission New Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Q&A with Suzanne Petroni: Ending Child Marriage

20 Apr 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

Frances Alonzo
April 20, 2014 11:24 PM

Earlier this month, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced "child-marriage free zones" to be established in Pakistan. The UN special envoy on global education said the move is part of a global effort to end the practice, and will try to keep Pakistani girls in school.

 

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Syria's children need guaranteed funding to prevent a 'lost generation'

14 Apr 2014  |  News and Press - Related News

Sam Jones

Unicef calls for three years' sustained financing for education of displaced children to prevent even greater humanitarian disaster

The crisis in Syria, which has left 5.5 million children in need of urgent educational and psychological support, will become an even greater humanitarian catastrophe if the international community does not come up with three years' guaranteed funding, Unicef has warned.

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