Public Statement by Chair of Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict

28 Apr

The Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, in connection with the examination of the third report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in South Sudan (S/2020/1205), agreed to convey the following messages through a public statement by the Chair of the Working Group.

As Schools Work to Re-Open Safely, New Tools Can Narrow Digital Inequalities, Transform Education, Deputy Secretary-General Says

6 Apr

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s opening remarks at the consultation of Ministers of Education on the E9 Digital Learning Initiative on the theme “Scaling Up Digital Learning to Accelerate Progress towards SDG 4”, today:

As Pandemic Rages on, Syria’s Children Face Graver Reality Than at Any Other Point of Conflict, International Aid Organization Official Tells Security Council

25 Feb

An unprecedented education crisis is unfolding in Syria, an expert from a major international aid agency warned the Security Council today, as she described how unaffordable food prices, chronic malnutrition and years of living in unsafe, unhygienic camps — now during a pandemic — likely means that many children will never return to school in their lifetimes.

Public Statement by Chair of Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict

5 Feb

The Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, in connection with the examination of the third report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Mali (S/2020/1105), agreed to convey the following messages through a public statement by the Chair of the Working Group:

Indigenous Peoples Succumbing to Extreme Poverty during Pandemic, United Nations Expert Tells Third Committee, amid Calls for Informed Consent in Decisions

12 Oct

Growing numbers of indigenous peoples are succumbing to extreme poverty, amid a spike in land evictions and loss of traditional livelihoods brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations expert charged with assessing their wellbeing told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, as delegates raised questions and concerns about their plight.