Virginia Gamba

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Virginia Gamba urged : “Parties to conflict to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:58:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “We must continue to engage closely with all parties to end and prevent all grave violations against children and will continue to support the Federal Government in fully implementing its existing child protection commitments, specifically the 2012 action plans to end and prevent the recruitment and use and killing and maiming of children and the 2019 Roadmap” “We must recognize that protecting children in Somalia is closely intertwined with the prospects of sustainable peace in the country and that ending and preventing grave violations must be central to peace and security efforts,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:22:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The important thing is to make up one’s mind that children should never be used and abused in any situation of armed conflict. That is my key advocacy message: children are children are children,” External link

unmiss Friday, June 10, 2022 6:07:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Qatar has been an important partner of the Children and Armed Conflict mandate in recent years and a strong advocate for the protection of education in emergencies, including by sponsoring the creation of the International Day to Protect Education from Attack. The opening of a CAAC Analysis and Outreach Hub in Doha will reinforce our joint work on the protection of children before, during, and after conflict, and expand our collaboration with partners in the region," External link

reliefWeb Thursday, June 9, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba reminded : "The protection of conflict-affected children remains a central pillar of the human rights, peace and security, peacebuilding, development, and humanitarian agendas. Children must remain at the heart of our efforts to build peaceful and prosperous societies," External link

reliefWeb Thursday, June 9, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The National Conference on Children and Armed Conflict gives us a unique opportunity to reflect on and assess the progress made as part of the Comprehensive Action Plan to end and prevent all grave violations against children and discuss the challenges we faced and are still facing. But also, importantly, it is a chance for us all to come together and jointly imagine what a better future can be for children in South Sudan,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, May 25, 2022 8:01:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Extreme weather events are a new item we have to put in our agenda,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Wednesday, May 18, 2022 1:45:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Despite being a violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, the targeting of schools and hospitals during conflict has become widespread in several contexts, with devastating impacts on civilian populations, especially children. Attacks on education and healthcare must stop now,” “In many contexts, attacks against schools and hospitals are often committed in conjunction with other grave violations, such as abductions or the recruitment and use of children. Even in contexts where facilities are closed, non-functioning, or abandoned, they still must be protected from military use and attacks, for targeting these infrastructures is still considered a deliberate attack on education. In yet other contexts, threats against the rights to education and health continue long after conflict, as explosive remnants of war, mines, and other unexploded devices continue to endanger children, often preventing them from resuming a much-needed education,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, May 13, 2022 7:27:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : "The study further shows that dedicating adequate resources to the gender analysis of grave violations against children in armed conflict can help expose how gender is being instrumentalized in different conflict settings -- and ensure that we are better equipped at responding and preventing grave violations," External link

reliefWeb Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:05:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba concluded : "I call on the international community to continue to support politically and financially child protection expertise on the ground. Integrating a broader gender perspective to the Children and Armed Conflict agenda would allow responses to grave violations to be more context-specific and inclusive of diverse population groups, which would in turn support and strengthen the mandate and broaden its partnerships," External link

reliefWeb Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:05:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba ajouté : «La partie la plus difficile commence maintenant. Le Plan d'action doit être pleinement mis en œuvre et déboucher sur des actions concrètes pour l'amélioration de la protection des enfants au Yémen» External link

lesoirdalgerie Wednesday, April 20, 2022 1:39:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba ajouté : "La partie la plus difficile commence maintenant. Le Plan d'action doit être pleinement mis en uvre et déboucher sur des actions concrètes pour l'amélioration de la protection des enfants au Yémen" External link

lesoirdalgerie Tuesday, April 19, 2022 3:26:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba disse : "Este novo compromisso dos houtis é um passo positivo e alentador" External link

uol Tuesday, April 19, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba déclaré : "Ce nouvel engagement des houthis est un pas positif et encourageant" External link

lorientlejour Tuesday, April 19, 2022 12:54:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “By suggesting some collective recommendations to inspire the next 25 years, the study offers a way forward in which we can increase our engagement for children in situations of armed conflict to ensure their better protection,” “As we continue to improve our efforts for conflict-children, I encourage all partners Member States, UN entities, Civil Society Organizations, Regional and subregional Organizations to join us and ensure we commit the necessary resources and actions to pave the way for a safer future for children affected by conflict in the years to come” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, January 26, 2022 11:48:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “The study provides a photography of the current situation of my mandate, as we mark its 25th anniversary. But it opens the window to a strengthened way forward by highlighting some collective recommendations to inspire the next 25 years, as we increase our engagement to ensure a better protection of children in situations of armed conflict worldwide,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:57:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “Giving children living amidst hostilities a voice remains the core of the Children and Armed Conflict mandate, as their needs are the ones that guide us in our efforts to better protect them protecting them. Today I ask the international community to renew its commitment for conflict-affected children and do more, do better to protect them from harm, and to redouble efforts to end all violations against children in situations of armed conflict,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:57:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Prevention measures, including a new policy to prevent the recruitment and use of children and sexual violence against children, as well as a national strategy focusing on highlighting the risks of recruitment are welcomed steps in the right direction to reinforce the prevention of grave violations and strengthen the protection of boys and girls against them,” “My office and our United Nations colleagues on the ground remain available to support the Colombian authorities in the implementation of such prevention measures” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6:03:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “As we mark the 25th anniversary of my mandate, we have an unparalleled opportunity to not only look back at the achievements of the mandate but also to look ahead at new concerning trends and upcoming challenges that will require more attention and dedicated expertise,” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, December 4, 2021 12:17:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The security situation in the Central African Republic has rapidly worsened in recent months and children are paying a high price for these renewed hostilities” External link

un-org Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The situation is becoming increasingly difficult for humanitarian actors, who are struggling and facing growing dangers to reach the most vulnerable ones, including children, in dire need of life-saving assistance,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, November 15, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “As countries around the world continue to focus on their response to the pandemic and rollout vaccination programs, we need to stand ready to respond to the urgent needs of children, particularly in the regions where the situation is the most critical,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, November 15, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The adverse impact of climate change is not the sole cause of conflict but can significantly aggravate fragilities and exacerbate conflict dynamics. I am very concerned about the consequences of such dynamics for conflict-affected children, who are already the most vulnerable group in times of crisis,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, November 2, 2021 11:11:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “Whether by increasing the scarcity of resources and sharpening competition for them, accelerating desertification, impacting crops, or forcing the displacement of population, climate change exacerbates the risks of instability and conflict. Decisive action on climate change and ending and preventing grave violations against children go hand in hand with preventing the emergence of conflict in the first place,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, November 2, 2021 11:11:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The adverse impact of climate change is not the sole cause of conflict but can significantly aggravate fragilities and exacerbate conflict dynamics. I am very concerned about the consequences of such dynamics for conflict-affected children, who are already the most vulnerable group in times of crisis,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, November 1, 2021 6:48:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “Whether by increasing the scarcity of resources and sharpening competition for them, accelerating desertification, impacting crops, or forcing the displacement of population, climate change exacerbates the risks of instability and conflict. Decisive action on climate change and ending and preventing grave violations against children go hand in hand with preventing the emergence of conflict in the first place,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, November 1, 2021 6:48:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “We can’t erase the past, but we can collectively work at re-building the future of these children, our own future; by putting the willpower, the efforts and the resources to end and prevent grave violations against children, and by supporting their sustainable reintegration and building a future free from conflict for all,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 22, 2021 4:53:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “If boys and girls experience conflict differently and require interventions to better address their specific needs, what the data also showed is that conflict doesn’t differentiate based on gender,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 22, 2021 4:53:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Education against girls was particularly targeted," External link

voanews Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "If boys and girls experience conflict differently and require interventions to better address their specific needs, what the data also showed is that conflict doesn't differentiate based on gender," External link

haberler-en Monday, June 21, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba dénoncé : "Les guerres d'adultes ont de nouveau emporté l'enfance de millions de garçons et de filles en 2020" External link

lorientlejour Monday, June 21, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The wars of adults have taken away the childhood of millions of boys and girls again in 2020,” External link

thenational Monday, June 21, 2021 8:06:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba dénoncé : "Les guerres d'adultes ont de nouveau emporté l'enfance de millions de garçons et de filles en 2020" External link

afp-fr Monday, June 21, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The wars of adults have taken away the childhood of millions of boys and girls again in 2020. This is completely devastating for them, but also for the entire communities they live in, and destroys chances for a sustainable peace” External link

un-org Monday, June 21, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Even when only abducted for a few days by perpetrators for ransom or other purposes, abducted children are marked for life as this is an incredibly vicious violation, causing long-term physical and psychological damage to the victims,” “We must provide survivors with the appropriate support so they can recover and be successfully reintegrated into their society” External link

reliefWeb Friday, June 18, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba stated : "I would like to congratulate these countries for their commitment to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children and attacks on schools in armed conflict by joining these international instruments, standards, and political agreements," "These additional ratifications and endorsements demonstrate the international consensus on the urgent need to end children's rights violations in times of conflict," External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, May 25, 2021 4:54:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Countries should facilitate and prioritize the repatriation of foreign children to their country of origin, in line with the best interests of the child. These boys and girls must be provided with assistance in reintegration, education, access to health and to livelihoods. They have lost a huge part of their childhood, and it is our common responsibility to give it back to them so they can recover and thrive in a safe and protective environment where they can build a future away from violence,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:53:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “This preliminary study helps us understand how the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have been addressed by the children and armed conflict teams on the ground and how lessons learned and best practices can be drawn from successful contexts. This includes the sharing of information on trends and patterns of violations emanating from COVID-19 between CTFMRs, as it can further inform our work on prevention and create better future for this vulnerable population,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “This recent horrendous incident against schoolgirls is not only a gruesome attack on vulnerable children, it is also the direct targeting of their right to education,” “The six grave violations against children in situations of armed conflict are intrinsically interlinked and the abduction of boys and girls is often the first of many violations facing children such as recruitment and use or sexual violence” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:24:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “They must be given their childhood back in a safe environment where they can build a future away from violence,” “They deserve a chance at life, like any other child” External link

tolonews Friday, February 5, 2021 2:27:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba told : “The specific provisions are very simple. It basically says that during the discussions of the peace agreement and before even the peace agreement was signed, consideration must be given to what would happen to children that are currently associated with armed groups,” External link

voanews Wednesday, February 3, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “We can see a continued decrease between 2018 and 2019 because of these peace discussions, the peace agreement that was being created, plus the decision of the government to enter into a signed action plan with us to end and prevent all six violations,” External link

voanews Wednesday, February 3, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "They must be given their childhood back in a safe environment where they can build a future away from violence," External link

dw-en Saturday, January 30, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “They must be given their childhood back in a safe environment where they can build a future away from violence,” “They deserve a chance at life, like any other child” External link

680news Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “They must be given their childhood back in a safe environment where they can build a future away from violence,” “They deserve a chance at life, like any other child” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “They must be given their childhood back in a safe environment where they can build a future away from violence,” “They deserve a chance at life, like any other child” External link

ABCnews Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:18:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Grave violations of children’s rights are not inevitable by-products of war: they are preventable” “I call upon Member States that have not done so, to become a party to the OPAC and to enact national legislation and policies to prohibit and criminalize the recruitment and use of children by armed forces and armed groups” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, January 28, 2021 1:41:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba stated : “Parties to conflict in Myanmar must abide by their obligations under international law,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, January 15, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Despite this progress, I remain concerned about the situation of children in South Sudan and I urge all parties to fully implement every preventive and protective measure established in the framework of the Comprehensive Action Plan signed with the United Nations in February 2020 and to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law,” External link

sudantribune Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:21:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “I call upon all parties to immediately stop the recruitment and use of children, release and hand them over to child protection actors, in accordance with established protocols, and enable the full and smooth reintegration of children into their communities” External link

sudantribune Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:21:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “Through this verdict, once again parties to conflict are reminded that violations against children cannot be overlooked, and that sooner or later justice will prevail” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba stated : "once again children paying the highest price and the COVID-19 pandemic has put an additional burden on them, their families and communities all over the world" "Now more than ever we must all act to protect children and support all international efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, particularly in situations of armed conflict" External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba stated : “once again children paying the highest price and the COVID-19 pandemic has put an additional burden on them, their families and communities all over the world” “Now more than ever we must all act to protect children and support all international efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, particularly in situations of armed conflict” External link

un-org Tuesday, November 3, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba stated : “once again children paying the highest price and the COVID-19 pandemic has put an additional burden on them, their families and communities all over the world” “Now more than ever we must all act to protect children and support all international efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, particularly in situations of armed conflict” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

therepublic Friday, September 11, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

dailyjournal Friday, September 11, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, September 11, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

ABCnews Friday, September 11, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

tribtown Friday, September 11, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

ABCnews Friday, September 11, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, September 11, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

seattlepi Friday, September 11, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

washtimes Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "The children of Nigeria and neighboring countries continued to endure horrendous violations by Boko Haram, and the expansion of the group's activities across the Lake Chad Basin region is a serious concern for the secretary-general," External link

voanews Friday, September 4, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Detaining boys and girls for their actual or alleged association with armed groups only contributes to further victimizing them. I call on the Government to abide by the provisions in the CSAC Law that maintain children should be treated as victims, with the best interest of the child as the primary consideration,” “I further urge the Government to expedite the revision of its protocols on handling children involved in armed conflict and ensure that all affected children can receive appropriate services and comprehensive reintegration programs and support,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "The level of grave violations reported is only the tip of the iceberg; the COVID-19 pandemic is adding to the despair of conflict-affected children. Staff may be unable to conduct monitoring and verification missions, children in detention are particularly vulnerable and reintegration programmes, as well as the delivery of services, are impacted. We must address these compounded challenges together and I urge Member States to continue to support the provision of services for children and the work of child protection actors now more than ever," External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "The safety of boys and girls is critical to the legitimacy of any military activity. I encourage all armed forces as well as national, regional and international actors supporting security sector reform in conflict-affected countries to take into account child protection considerations," External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "The monitoring and reporting mechanism is only as strong as the resources available for its functioning. Well trained, specialized and dedicated child protection advisers on the ground are central pillars to ensure that the mechanism and the CAAC mandate are effective. More than ever the support of the General Assembly, in particular though its Fifth Committee, is critical in the translation of child protection priorities into mission staffing and budgeting processes," External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "The children of Nigeria and neighboring countries continued to endure horrendous violations by Boko Haram" External link

allafrica Monday, July 27, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Children formerly associated should not be further penalized through detention and I call on the Government of Nigeria to expedite the release of children from detention and prioritize their reintegration into society. I also urge the Government to review and adopt the protocol for the handover of children associated with armed groups to civilian child protection actors,” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:59:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “Progress has been consistent, and no new cases of recruitment and use have been verified since the signature of the Action Plan. I encourage the CJTF to fully implement its Action Plan and to facilitate the disassociation of any remaining children,” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:59:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba reminded : “Providing adequate, sustainable and long-term reintegration programs is essential to ensuring that these girls and boys benefit from the necessary support to rebuild their lives and allow them to safely return to their families and reintegrate into their communities,” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:59:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba sublinhou : "O progresso tem sido constante e não se verificaram novos casos de recrutamento desde que foi firmado este plano de acção" External link

portalangop Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The children of Nigeria and neighboring countries continued to endure horrendous violations by Boko Haram” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The children of Nigeria and neighboring countries continued to endure horrendous violations by Boko Haram” External link

un-org Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said ( about Secretary General ) : “I welcome this opportunity to renew the United Nations’ engagement with armed groups on issues related to children and armed conflict,” “I call on all listed parties in the annexes of the Secretary-General report on CAAC to engage with the UN to develop Action Plans or to fully implement existing ones to end and prevent grave violations” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Sudan has undergone a series of political changes in recent months which have led to renewed opportunities to protect children,” “The Juba peace process represents an opportunity to sustainably address the grievances of children affected by years of armed conflict in the Sudan. We must seize this opportunity to deliver a peaceful future for the children of the Sudan” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Children in Myanmar have suffered tremendously from the impact of hostilities, especially in Rakhine, Shan and Kachin states," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Children in Myanmar have suffered tremendously from the impact of hostilities, especially in Rakhine, Shan and Kachin states," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “With schools’ closure or the shift to alternative learning options as a result of the pandemic, it remains fundamental to preserve the civilian character of schools, as necessary to the protection of children living amidst conflict,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba says : “This commitment to protect the civilian character of schools by the SDF is a positive step for the protection of children in Syria and is in line with the letter and spirit of resolution 1998 (2011) of the Security Council,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba afirmó : “La infancia de estos niños y niñas ha sido reemplazada con dolor, brutalidad y miedo mientras el mundo lo atestigua. Las partes en conflicto no cumplen su obligación de proteger a los menores durante las hostilidades y les niegan la ayuda vital que necesitan desesperadamente” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, June 16, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba dijo : “Para poner fin al ciclo de violencia contra los niños en los conflictos armados hacen falta programas amplios de reintegración que contemplen educación, apoyo psicosocial, servicios de salud y empleos” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, June 16, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba told : “I think we have to understand that extremely violent groups are now, frankly, cooperating across borders and in many territories, particularly the Islamic State in West Africa, that is now beginning to operate in northern Burkina Faso, and Boko Haram, particularly in Cameroon,” External link

voanews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Ceasefires present an additional opportunity to include the rights and wellbeing of children into peace dialogues and I urge all those engaged in such discussions to include child protection provisions, such as securing the release of all children associated with parties to conflict and prioritizing their reintegration assistance,” “I also urge all parties to push further their commitment to peace by putting an immediate end to the recruitment and use of children as a key component of ceasefires. At this time of global trial, let the ceasing of hostilities and the building of peace bring light to those that suffer and secure hope for children so that they stop being used and abused by, in and for armed conflict” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The inclusion of measures to protect children at the earliest stages possible of the intra-Afghan negotiations has a strategic value for sustainable peace and stability, and the potential to improve the lives of millions of children in Afghanistan,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The inclusion of measures to protect children at the earliest stages possible of the intra-Afghan negotiations has a strategic value for sustainable peace and stability, and the potential to improve the lives of millions of children in Afghanistan,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, March 16, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Protection of children and the prevention of violations against them should and must be prioritized in mediation and peace building efforts to ensure long-lasting and sustainable peace in countries affected by armed conflict," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The inclusion of child protection issues in peace processes is instrumental to building the foundations of sustainable peace, which is the only way to ensure the full protection of children’s rights,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Sometimes it is ignorance in families, communities and sometimes in local authorities and leaders who cannot recognize that engaging in such actions is an abuse of children," External link

voanews Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "We need to take the children that have been used and abused by war for years. We need to bring them back to our communities, we need to liberate them from any stigma but more importantly, we need to provide reintegration, rehabilitation reinsertion services," External link

voanews Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said ( about Secretary General ) : “You would not believe the types of things that I get to see, the new ways of violence against children that are being invented every day of the week,” “You are the lucky ones, you have the one chance, not just to prevent this in your own country, but also to serve as a model to others and eventually when you can all become delisted from the lists of the Secretary-General on violations against children and armed conflict, you will be able to become peacekeepers and police peacekeepers and you will be able to go provide protection further afield” External link

reliefWeb Friday, February 7, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba asegura : “Los niños siguen estando expuestos a graves violaciones a medida que otros grupos ocupan el espacio dejado por la retirada de las FARC-EP” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The whole United Nations body and the civil society of good faith will support this plan so that across Somalia in all regions, all law enforcement officials, all members of any armed forces will be the first to protect children from violations,” External link

shabelle Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “We will support the possibility of vetting, of screening, of capacity building and of ensuring that children that are captured, or that escape, or children that are in any way released, will also receive the rehabilitation and reintegration needs that they deserve,” External link

shabelle Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “While the protection and well-being of children can only be reached through long-term peace, we must seize all available opportunities to improve right now the protection of boys and girls in Afghanistan,” External link

iran-daily Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Children in Afghanistan have known nothing but heartbreaking realities as a result of violence and war,” External link

iran-daily Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Armed groups were responsible for 43% of the child casualties, but attributions to government and pro-government forces remain of significant concern," External link

haberler-en Friday, October 4, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said ( about Afghanistan More ) : "Children in Afghanistan have known nothing but heartbreaking realities as a result of violence and war. The number of child casualties is appalling, and I urge all parties to immediately put an end to the suffering of children […]," External link

haberler-en Friday, October 4, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “While the protection and well-being of children can only be reached through long-term peace, we must seize all available opportunities to improve right now the protection of boys and girls in Afghanistan. This includes prioritizing their protection and needs in dialogue, talks and peace negotiations, as children are the future generation,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The international engagement taken today by the government of Myanmar to better protect its children is a welcome step,” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, October 2, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The international engagement taken today by the Government of Myanmar to better protect its children is a welcome step. It is a commitment to put in place all the necessary measures to protect them from recruitment and use by both its armed forces and armed groups active in the country” External link

mizzima Monday, September 30, 2019 6:44:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The international engagement taken today by the government of Myanmar to better protect its children is a welcome step,” External link

mmtimes Monday, September 30, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba déclaré : "La communauté internationale a la responsabilité collective d'agir pour mettre fin aux violations graves contre les enfants, qui peuvent constituer des indicateurs précoces d'une escalade du conflit" External link

elmoudjahid Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba déclaré : "La communauté internationale a la responsabilité collective d'agir pour mettre fin aux violations graves contre les enfants, qui peuvent constituer des indicateurs précoces d'une escalade du conflit" External link

french.china.org.cn Monday, August 26, 2019 7:09:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Not only the Tatmadaw but also ethnic armed groups have used child soldiers according to information about which I’m deeply worried,” External link

frontiermyanmar Friday, August 23, 2019 3:51:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “It is immensely sad that children continue to be disproportionately affected by armed conflict and it is horrific to see them killed and maimed as a result of hostilities. It is imperative that all parties to conflicts prioritise the protection of children,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, August 2, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "But without a doubt, the one situation that really comes to my mind is the worst one the one we have to do our utmost to reverse is Somalia," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:49:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Here you can actually see the tactics of war, and we are seeing more and more armed groups on purpose destroying schools and particularly those that engage in girls' education," "If you are destroying schools, you are destroying choices" External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:49:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "My office was not born to name and shame and attribute, and that's it," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:49:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “A preventive approach including through the development of national, subregional and regional prevention plans is the only way to ultimately limit the number of children victims of grave violations and ensure that protection frameworks are in place, not only in countries affected by conflict but also in their immediate region,” External link

laht Wednesday, July 31, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "But without a doubt, the one situation that really comes to my mind is the worst one — the one we have to do our utmost to reverse — is Somalia," External link

voanews Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:46:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Here you can actually see the tactics of war, and we are seeing more and more armed groups on purpose destroying schools — and particularly those that engage in girls' education," "If you are destroying schools, you are destroying choices" External link

voanews Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:46:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "My office was not born to name and shame and attribute, and that's it," External link

voanews Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:46:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “A preventive approach including through the development of national, subregional and regional prevention plans is the only way to ultimately limit the number of children victims of grave violations and ensure that protection frameworks are in place, not only in countries affected by conflict but also in their immediate region,” External link

efe Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba déclaré : «Le Mali doit mettre en œuvre des solutions durables qui permettront aux filles et garçon qui ont souffert et souffrent toujours des affres du conflit de retrouver et de profiter pleinement de leur enfance, mais surtout d'avoir accès à de véritable options pour réintégrer la société et se reconstruire avec l'espoir d'un avenir meilleur, » External link

abamako Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:02:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba déclaré : «Le Mali doit mettre en œuvre des solutions durables qui permettront aux filles et garçons qui ont souffert et souffrent toujours des affres du conflit de retrouver et de profiter pleinement de leur enfance, mais surtout d’avoir accès à de véritables options pour réintégrer la société et se reconstruire avec l’espoir d’un avenir meilleur» External link

abamako Wednesday, July 17, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba déclaré : "Le Mali doit mettre en œuvre des solutions durables qui permettront aux filles et garçon qui ont souffert et souffrent toujours des affres du conflit de retrouver et de profiter pleinement de leur enfance, mais surtout d'avoir accès à de véritable options pour réintégrer la société et se reconstruire avec l'espoir d'un avenir meilleur" External link

french.china.org.cn Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Mali needs to implement sustainable solutions to enable girls and boys who have suffered - and still suffer - from the ravages of conflict to recover and enjoy their childhood but moreover, to give them access to real options to reintegrate society and rebuild their lives with the hope of a better future,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, July 12, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "It is an important day for the protection of children in Syria and it marks the beginning of a process as it demonstrates a significant commitment by the SDF to ensure that no child is recruited and used by any entity operating under its umbrella," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "It is an important day for the protection of children in Syria and it marks the beginning of a process as it demonstrates a significant commitment by the SDF to ensure that no child is recruited and used by any entity operating under its umbrella," External link

polandsun Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “It is an important day for the protection of children in Syria and it marks the beginning of a process as it demonstrates a significant commitment by the SDF to ensure that no child is recruited and used by any entity operating under its umbrella,” External link

voanews Wednesday, July 3, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Action plans represent an opportunity for parties to change their attitude and behaviour so that grave violations against children stop and are prevented to durably improve the protection of children affected by armed conflict," External link

globalissues Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “Actions Plans represent an opportunity for parties to change their attitude and behavior so that grave violations against children stop and are prevented to durably improve the protection of children affected by armed conflict,” External link

ekurd Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “Actions Plans represent an opportunity for parties to change their attitude and behavior so that grave violations against children stop and are prevented to durably improve the protection of children affected by armed conflict,” External link

nrttv Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:40:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Action plans represent an opportunity for parties to change their attitude and behaviour so that grave violations against children stop,” External link

thenational Tuesday, July 2, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba declared ( about Peace ) : “In a country where the majority of the population is under 18, and where so many children have endured years of appalling violence, there is an urgent need to focus our efforts on the fight against impunity, the delivery of justice, reconciliation and services for children, such as education, health or water and sanitation,” “Peace should not be seen as a final destination, but rather as a path on which to build solid foundations for the protection of every boy and girl” External link

reliefWeb Monday, May 6, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “It’s essential to give children and adolescents a voice. Those I spoke to were grateful for the support they had received, but they also expressed their concerns about the lack of meaningful employment opportunities in the country,” “Among the children were young survivors of sexual violence, another reminder of the urgency to act to curb these abhorrent acts and to ensure the availability of health services and psycho-social support, as well as protection against the stigmatization and retaliation against victims or their families” External link

reliefWeb Monday, May 6, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba déclaré : «Il est essentiel de donner la parole aux enfants et aux adolescents. Les jeunes à qui j’ai parlé étaient reconnaissants du soutien reçu, mais ont également exprimé leurs préoccupations concernant le manque d’opportunités d’emploi dans le pays » External link

reliefWeb Monday, May 6, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba declared : “ACT to protect aims to promote the extraordinary work done on the ground, as well as the challenges children face, all with the goal of implementing sustainable solutions,” External link

reliefWeb Sunday, May 5, 2019 7:37:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba indiqué : «Les enfants de ‘foreign fighters’doivent rentrer dans leur pays d’origine et nous devons essayer de ne pas séparer les mères de leurs enfants» External link

lavenir Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba explique : «Nous ne connaîtrons jamais précisément le nombre d’enfants soldats» «Nous estimons disposer de rapports ne portant que sur 10 à 13% du nombre total et annuellement, nous arrivons déjà ainsi à 10.000 à 12.000 individus. Ce qui ferait que le chiffre réel est dix fois plus élevé. Et 40% de ces enfants sont des filles» External link

lavenir Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “With more children suffering horrific abuses in war zones across the globe, we desperately need to reinvigorate our efforts to raise awareness ... and ensure action by parties to conflict to give children the protection they deserve,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, April 5, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba déclaré : "Alors que de plus en plus d'enfants souffrent d'horribles abus dans des zones de conflit à travers le monde, nous devons absolument redynamiser nos efforts pour sensibiliser le public (...) et renforcer notre plaidoyer auprès des parties en conflit pour qu'elles prennent des mesures fournissant aux enfants la protection qu'ils méritent" External link

french-news Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba argued : “our work is far from over” External link

unmultimedia-en Wednesday, April 3, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba amesisitiza : “Wakati tukifufua ushiriki wet una hatua za kukomesha ukiukwaji wa haki ni muhimu kampeni ikajikita pia katika miradi iliyoanzishwa ili kuzuia ukiukwaji huo” External link

unmultimedia Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba told ( about Impoverished Yemen ) : “Today’s signature is an important addition to the measures already in place to enhance the protection of boys and girls in Yemen,” External link

middleeastmonitor Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “After years of destructive conflict, the children of Yemen continue to suffer unimaginable violence. Today’s signature is an important addition to the measures already in place to enhance the protection of boys and girls in Yemen,” External link

thenational Monday, March 25, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “I’m hoping that this MoU will become a model to contain this issue in the world,” External link

thenational Monday, March 25, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “We have always had issues of access to some parts in Yemen, so the figures we are able to verify are just the tip of the iceberg,” External link

thenational Monday, March 25, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba dice : "La situación se ve agravada por la naturaleza global del extremismo violento que ha favorecido el surgimiento del reclutamiento transnacional y la participación de los niños en el fenómeno de convertirse en “combatientes extranjeros”" External link

reliefWeb Friday, February 1, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Priority must also be given to the reintegration of released children with their community, this includes access to services such as education and vocational opportunities allowing them to become productive members of their communities and promote a culture of peace,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, December 4, 2017 2:13:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “In 2016, over 20,000 violations affecting children were documented,” “That is a horrifying number of boys and girls who were subjected to unspeakable acts, mostly by armed groups, but also by government forces, and unknown armed actors” External link

680news Wednesday, November 1, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba told : “It is no consolation that in the last six months alone, over 500 schools have already been attacked, which means we might be able to break this record at the end of this year,” External link

scmp Saturday, October 14, 2017 11:28:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "In one incident verified by our child protection colleagues in April, the Taliban forced 28 school principals and one teacher to attend a meeting where they demanded a change of the curriculum and stated that no girls over 11 years of age should attend school," "These types of incidents mean that children living in conflict-affected countries are more than twice as likely to be out of school as those living in countries at peace" External link

deutschewelle-en Saturday, October 14, 2017 4:44:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "only 38 percent of persons in besieged areas and 12 percent of the persons in hard-to-reach areas have been reached," External link

deutschewelle-en Saturday, October 14, 2017 4:44:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba estimé : "les enfants étaient devenus le carburant des conflits armés modernes" External link

slateafrique Saturday, October 14, 2017 2:16:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba told : "It is no consolation that in the last six months alone, over 500 schools have already been attacked, which means we might be able to break this record at the end of this year," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, October 13, 2017 10:37:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "A child killed, recruited as a soldier, injured in an attack or prevented from going to school due to a conflict is already one too many," External link

siouxcityjournal Friday, October 6, 2017 4:03:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba told : “The mandate I represent has broad support from countries, regional organizations, and others who are truly committed to making a difference for children growing up in times of war. Their support is manifested by political support, action and also through programs that directly help children affected by war,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, August 2, 2017 1:08:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba précise : «Il n'y a pas d'identification d'individus envisagée pour l'instant» External link

24heures Friday, January 13, 2017 10:48:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba précise : "Il n'y a pas d'identification d'individus envisagée pour l'instant" External link

lorientlejour Friday, January 13, 2017 8:48:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "We stand firmly behind this report and its conclusions," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, October 28, 2016 6:22:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “All these technical questions coming up, of course, we can answer,” “The important thing for us is that everything we have done is in a transparent manner and we stand by it” External link

therepublic Friday, October 28, 2016 2:35:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The leadership panel strongly believes that those with effective control in the military units referred to in this report or others responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic must be held accountable,” External link

therepublic Friday, October 28, 2016 2:35:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "All these technical questions coming up, of course, we can answer," "The important thing for us is that everything we have done is in a transparent manner and we stand by it" External link

siouxcityjournal Friday, October 28, 2016 2:23:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "The leadership panel strongly believes that those with effective control in the military units referred to in this report or others responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic must be held accountable," External link

siouxcityjournal Friday, October 28, 2016 2:23:00 AM EAT



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Virginia Gamba urged : “Parties to conflict to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:58:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “We must continue to engage closely with all parties to end and prevent all grave violations against children and will continue to support the Federal Government in fully implementing its existing child protection commitments, specifically the 2012 action plans to end and prevent the recruitment and use and killing and maiming of children and the 2019 Roadmap” “We must recognize that protecting children in Somalia is closely intertwined with the prospects of sustainable peace in the country and that ending and preventing grave violations must be central to peace and security efforts,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:22:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The important thing is to make up one’s mind that children should never be used and abused in any situation of armed conflict. That is my key advocacy message: children are children are children,” External link

unmiss Friday, June 10, 2022 6:07:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Qatar has been an important partner of the Children and Armed Conflict mandate in recent years and a strong advocate for the protection of education in emergencies, including by sponsoring the creation of the International Day to Protect Education from Attack. The opening of a CAAC Analysis and Outreach Hub in Doha will reinforce our joint work on the protection of children before, during, and after conflict, and expand our collaboration with partners in the region," External link

reliefWeb Thursday, June 9, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba reminded : "The protection of conflict-affected children remains a central pillar of the human rights, peace and security, peacebuilding, development, and humanitarian agendas. Children must remain at the heart of our efforts to build peaceful and prosperous societies," External link

reliefWeb Thursday, June 9, 2022 7:01:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The National Conference on Children and Armed Conflict gives us a unique opportunity to reflect on and assess the progress made as part of the Comprehensive Action Plan to end and prevent all grave violations against children and discuss the challenges we faced and are still facing. But also, importantly, it is a chance for us all to come together and jointly imagine what a better future can be for children in South Sudan,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, May 25, 2022 8:01:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Extreme weather events are a new item we have to put in our agenda,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Wednesday, May 18, 2022 1:45:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Despite being a violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, the targeting of schools and hospitals during conflict has become widespread in several contexts, with devastating impacts on civilian populations, especially children. Attacks on education and healthcare must stop now,” “In many contexts, attacks against schools and hospitals are often committed in conjunction with other grave violations, such as abductions or the recruitment and use of children. Even in contexts where facilities are closed, non-functioning, or abandoned, they still must be protected from military use and attacks, for targeting these infrastructures is still considered a deliberate attack on education. In yet other contexts, threats against the rights to education and health continue long after conflict, as explosive remnants of war, mines, and other unexploded devices continue to endanger children, often preventing them from resuming a much-needed education,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, May 13, 2022 7:27:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : "The study further shows that dedicating adequate resources to the gender analysis of grave violations against children in armed conflict can help expose how gender is being instrumentalized in different conflict settings -- and ensure that we are better equipped at responding and preventing grave violations," External link

reliefWeb Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:05:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba concluded : "I call on the international community to continue to support politically and financially child protection expertise on the ground. Integrating a broader gender perspective to the Children and Armed Conflict agenda would allow responses to grave violations to be more context-specific and inclusive of diverse population groups, which would in turn support and strengthen the mandate and broaden its partnerships," External link

reliefWeb Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:05:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba ajouté : «La partie la plus difficile commence maintenant. Le Plan d'action doit être pleinement mis en œuvre et déboucher sur des actions concrètes pour l'amélioration de la protection des enfants au Yémen» External link

lesoirdalgerie Wednesday, April 20, 2022 1:39:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba ajouté : "La partie la plus difficile commence maintenant. Le Plan d'action doit être pleinement mis en uvre et déboucher sur des actions concrètes pour l'amélioration de la protection des enfants au Yémen" External link

lesoirdalgerie Tuesday, April 19, 2022 3:26:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba disse : "Este novo compromisso dos houtis é um passo positivo e alentador" External link

uol Tuesday, April 19, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba déclaré : "Ce nouvel engagement des houthis est un pas positif et encourageant" External link

lorientlejour Tuesday, April 19, 2022 12:54:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “By suggesting some collective recommendations to inspire the next 25 years, the study offers a way forward in which we can increase our engagement for children in situations of armed conflict to ensure their better protection,” “As we continue to improve our efforts for conflict-children, I encourage all partners Member States, UN entities, Civil Society Organizations, Regional and subregional Organizations to join us and ensure we commit the necessary resources and actions to pave the way for a safer future for children affected by conflict in the years to come” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, January 26, 2022 11:48:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “The study provides a photography of the current situation of my mandate, as we mark its 25th anniversary. But it opens the window to a strengthened way forward by highlighting some collective recommendations to inspire the next 25 years, as we increase our engagement to ensure a better protection of children in situations of armed conflict worldwide,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:57:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “Giving children living amidst hostilities a voice remains the core of the Children and Armed Conflict mandate, as their needs are the ones that guide us in our efforts to better protect them protecting them. Today I ask the international community to renew its commitment for conflict-affected children and do more, do better to protect them from harm, and to redouble efforts to end all violations against children in situations of armed conflict,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, January 18, 2022 8:57:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Prevention measures, including a new policy to prevent the recruitment and use of children and sexual violence against children, as well as a national strategy focusing on highlighting the risks of recruitment are welcomed steps in the right direction to reinforce the prevention of grave violations and strengthen the protection of boys and girls against them,” “My office and our United Nations colleagues on the ground remain available to support the Colombian authorities in the implementation of such prevention measures” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6:03:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “As we mark the 25th anniversary of my mandate, we have an unparalleled opportunity to not only look back at the achievements of the mandate but also to look ahead at new concerning trends and upcoming challenges that will require more attention and dedicated expertise,” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, December 4, 2021 12:17:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The security situation in the Central African Republic has rapidly worsened in recent months and children are paying a high price for these renewed hostilities” External link

un-org Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The situation is becoming increasingly difficult for humanitarian actors, who are struggling and facing growing dangers to reach the most vulnerable ones, including children, in dire need of life-saving assistance,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, November 15, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “As countries around the world continue to focus on their response to the pandemic and rollout vaccination programs, we need to stand ready to respond to the urgent needs of children, particularly in the regions where the situation is the most critical,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, November 15, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The adverse impact of climate change is not the sole cause of conflict but can significantly aggravate fragilities and exacerbate conflict dynamics. I am very concerned about the consequences of such dynamics for conflict-affected children, who are already the most vulnerable group in times of crisis,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, November 2, 2021 11:11:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “Whether by increasing the scarcity of resources and sharpening competition for them, accelerating desertification, impacting crops, or forcing the displacement of population, climate change exacerbates the risks of instability and conflict. Decisive action on climate change and ending and preventing grave violations against children go hand in hand with preventing the emergence of conflict in the first place,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, November 2, 2021 11:11:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The adverse impact of climate change is not the sole cause of conflict but can significantly aggravate fragilities and exacerbate conflict dynamics. I am very concerned about the consequences of such dynamics for conflict-affected children, who are already the most vulnerable group in times of crisis,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, November 1, 2021 6:48:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “Whether by increasing the scarcity of resources and sharpening competition for them, accelerating desertification, impacting crops, or forcing the displacement of population, climate change exacerbates the risks of instability and conflict. Decisive action on climate change and ending and preventing grave violations against children go hand in hand with preventing the emergence of conflict in the first place,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, November 1, 2021 6:48:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “We can’t erase the past, but we can collectively work at re-building the future of these children, our own future; by putting the willpower, the efforts and the resources to end and prevent grave violations against children, and by supporting their sustainable reintegration and building a future free from conflict for all,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 22, 2021 4:53:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “If boys and girls experience conflict differently and require interventions to better address their specific needs, what the data also showed is that conflict doesn’t differentiate based on gender,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 22, 2021 4:53:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Education against girls was particularly targeted," External link

voanews Tuesday, June 22, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "If boys and girls experience conflict differently and require interventions to better address their specific needs, what the data also showed is that conflict doesn't differentiate based on gender," External link

haberler-en Monday, June 21, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba dénoncé : "Les guerres d'adultes ont de nouveau emporté l'enfance de millions de garçons et de filles en 2020" External link

lorientlejour Monday, June 21, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The wars of adults have taken away the childhood of millions of boys and girls again in 2020,” External link

thenational Monday, June 21, 2021 8:06:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba dénoncé : "Les guerres d'adultes ont de nouveau emporté l'enfance de millions de garçons et de filles en 2020" External link

afp-fr Monday, June 21, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The wars of adults have taken away the childhood of millions of boys and girls again in 2020. This is completely devastating for them, but also for the entire communities they live in, and destroys chances for a sustainable peace” External link

un-org Monday, June 21, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Even when only abducted for a few days by perpetrators for ransom or other purposes, abducted children are marked for life as this is an incredibly vicious violation, causing long-term physical and psychological damage to the victims,” “We must provide survivors with the appropriate support so they can recover and be successfully reintegrated into their society” External link

reliefWeb Friday, June 18, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba stated : "I would like to congratulate these countries for their commitment to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children and attacks on schools in armed conflict by joining these international instruments, standards, and political agreements," "These additional ratifications and endorsements demonstrate the international consensus on the urgent need to end children's rights violations in times of conflict," External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, May 25, 2021 4:54:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Countries should facilitate and prioritize the repatriation of foreign children to their country of origin, in line with the best interests of the child. These boys and girls must be provided with assistance in reintegration, education, access to health and to livelihoods. They have lost a huge part of their childhood, and it is our common responsibility to give it back to them so they can recover and thrive in a safe and protective environment where they can build a future away from violence,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:53:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “This preliminary study helps us understand how the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have been addressed by the children and armed conflict teams on the ground and how lessons learned and best practices can be drawn from successful contexts. This includes the sharing of information on trends and patterns of violations emanating from COVID-19 between CTFMRs, as it can further inform our work on prevention and create better future for this vulnerable population,” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “This recent horrendous incident against schoolgirls is not only a gruesome attack on vulnerable children, it is also the direct targeting of their right to education,” “The six grave violations against children in situations of armed conflict are intrinsically interlinked and the abduction of boys and girls is often the first of many violations facing children such as recruitment and use or sexual violence” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:24:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “They must be given their childhood back in a safe environment where they can build a future away from violence,” “They deserve a chance at life, like any other child” External link

tolonews Friday, February 5, 2021 2:27:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba told : “The specific provisions are very simple. It basically says that during the discussions of the peace agreement and before even the peace agreement was signed, consideration must be given to what would happen to children that are currently associated with armed groups,” External link

voanews Wednesday, February 3, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “We can see a continued decrease between 2018 and 2019 because of these peace discussions, the peace agreement that was being created, plus the decision of the government to enter into a signed action plan with us to end and prevent all six violations,” External link

voanews Wednesday, February 3, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "They must be given their childhood back in a safe environment where they can build a future away from violence," External link

dw-en Saturday, January 30, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “They must be given their childhood back in a safe environment where they can build a future away from violence,” “They deserve a chance at life, like any other child” External link

680news Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “They must be given their childhood back in a safe environment where they can build a future away from violence,” “They deserve a chance at life, like any other child” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “They must be given their childhood back in a safe environment where they can build a future away from violence,” “They deserve a chance at life, like any other child” External link

ABCnews Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:18:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Grave violations of children’s rights are not inevitable by-products of war: they are preventable” “I call upon Member States that have not done so, to become a party to the OPAC and to enact national legislation and policies to prohibit and criminalize the recruitment and use of children by armed forces and armed groups” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, January 28, 2021 1:41:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba stated : “Parties to conflict in Myanmar must abide by their obligations under international law,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, January 15, 2021 12:55:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Despite this progress, I remain concerned about the situation of children in South Sudan and I urge all parties to fully implement every preventive and protective measure established in the framework of the Comprehensive Action Plan signed with the United Nations in February 2020 and to abide by their obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law,” External link

sudantribune Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:21:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “I call upon all parties to immediately stop the recruitment and use of children, release and hand them over to child protection actors, in accordance with established protocols, and enable the full and smooth reintegration of children into their communities” External link

sudantribune Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:21:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “Through this verdict, once again parties to conflict are reminded that violations against children cannot be overlooked, and that sooner or later justice will prevail” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba stated : "once again children paying the highest price and the COVID-19 pandemic has put an additional burden on them, their families and communities all over the world" "Now more than ever we must all act to protect children and support all international efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, particularly in situations of armed conflict" External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:44:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba stated : “once again children paying the highest price and the COVID-19 pandemic has put an additional burden on them, their families and communities all over the world” “Now more than ever we must all act to protect children and support all international efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, particularly in situations of armed conflict” External link

un-org Tuesday, November 3, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba stated : “once again children paying the highest price and the COVID-19 pandemic has put an additional burden on them, their families and communities all over the world” “Now more than ever we must all act to protect children and support all international efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, particularly in situations of armed conflict” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

therepublic Friday, September 11, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

dailyjournal Friday, September 11, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, September 11, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

ABCnews Friday, September 11, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

tribtown Friday, September 11, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

ABCnews Friday, September 11, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, September 11, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

seattlepi Friday, September 11, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

washtimes Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “forcing 2,500 schools to shut down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children from education,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "The children of Nigeria and neighboring countries continued to endure horrendous violations by Boko Haram, and the expansion of the group's activities across the Lake Chad Basin region is a serious concern for the secretary-general," External link

voanews Friday, September 4, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Detaining boys and girls for their actual or alleged association with armed groups only contributes to further victimizing them. I call on the Government to abide by the provisions in the CSAC Law that maintain children should be treated as victims, with the best interest of the child as the primary consideration,” “I further urge the Government to expedite the revision of its protocols on handling children involved in armed conflict and ensure that all affected children can receive appropriate services and comprehensive reintegration programs and support,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "The level of grave violations reported is only the tip of the iceberg; the COVID-19 pandemic is adding to the despair of conflict-affected children. Staff may be unable to conduct monitoring and verification missions, children in detention are particularly vulnerable and reintegration programmes, as well as the delivery of services, are impacted. We must address these compounded challenges together and I urge Member States to continue to support the provision of services for children and the work of child protection actors now more than ever," External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "The safety of boys and girls is critical to the legitimacy of any military activity. I encourage all armed forces as well as national, regional and international actors supporting security sector reform in conflict-affected countries to take into account child protection considerations," External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "The monitoring and reporting mechanism is only as strong as the resources available for its functioning. Well trained, specialized and dedicated child protection advisers on the ground are central pillars to ensure that the mechanism and the CAAC mandate are effective. More than ever the support of the General Assembly, in particular though its Fifth Committee, is critical in the translation of child protection priorities into mission staffing and budgeting processes," External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "The children of Nigeria and neighboring countries continued to endure horrendous violations by Boko Haram" External link

allafrica Monday, July 27, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Children formerly associated should not be further penalized through detention and I call on the Government of Nigeria to expedite the release of children from detention and prioritize their reintegration into society. I also urge the Government to review and adopt the protocol for the handover of children associated with armed groups to civilian child protection actors,” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:59:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “Progress has been consistent, and no new cases of recruitment and use have been verified since the signature of the Action Plan. I encourage the CJTF to fully implement its Action Plan and to facilitate the disassociation of any remaining children,” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:59:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba reminded : “Providing adequate, sustainable and long-term reintegration programs is essential to ensuring that these girls and boys benefit from the necessary support to rebuild their lives and allow them to safely return to their families and reintegrate into their communities,” External link

reliefWeb Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:59:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba sublinhou : "O progresso tem sido constante e não se verificaram novos casos de recrutamento desde que foi firmado este plano de acção" External link

portalangop Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The children of Nigeria and neighboring countries continued to endure horrendous violations by Boko Haram” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The children of Nigeria and neighboring countries continued to endure horrendous violations by Boko Haram” External link

un-org Saturday, July 25, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said ( about Secretary General ) : “I welcome this opportunity to renew the United Nations’ engagement with armed groups on issues related to children and armed conflict,” “I call on all listed parties in the annexes of the Secretary-General report on CAAC to engage with the UN to develop Action Plans or to fully implement existing ones to end and prevent grave violations” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Sudan has undergone a series of political changes in recent months which have led to renewed opportunities to protect children,” “The Juba peace process represents an opportunity to sustainably address the grievances of children affected by years of armed conflict in the Sudan. We must seize this opportunity to deliver a peaceful future for the children of the Sudan” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Children in Myanmar have suffered tremendously from the impact of hostilities, especially in Rakhine, Shan and Kachin states," External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Children in Myanmar have suffered tremendously from the impact of hostilities, especially in Rakhine, Shan and Kachin states," External link

irishsun Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “With schools’ closure or the shift to alternative learning options as a result of the pandemic, it remains fundamental to preserve the civilian character of schools, as necessary to the protection of children living amidst conflict,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba says : “This commitment to protect the civilian character of schools by the SDF is a positive step for the protection of children in Syria and is in line with the letter and spirit of resolution 1998 (2011) of the Security Council,” External link

reliefWeb Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba afirmó : “La infancia de estos niños y niñas ha sido reemplazada con dolor, brutalidad y miedo mientras el mundo lo atestigua. Las partes en conflicto no cumplen su obligación de proteger a los menores durante las hostilidades y les niegan la ayuda vital que necesitan desesperadamente” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, June 16, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba dijo : “Para poner fin al ciclo de violencia contra los niños en los conflictos armados hacen falta programas amplios de reintegración que contemplen educación, apoyo psicosocial, servicios de salud y empleos” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, June 16, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba told : “I think we have to understand that extremely violent groups are now, frankly, cooperating across borders and in many territories, particularly the Islamic State in West Africa, that is now beginning to operate in northern Burkina Faso, and Boko Haram, particularly in Cameroon,” External link

voanews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Ceasefires present an additional opportunity to include the rights and wellbeing of children into peace dialogues and I urge all those engaged in such discussions to include child protection provisions, such as securing the release of all children associated with parties to conflict and prioritizing their reintegration assistance,” “I also urge all parties to push further their commitment to peace by putting an immediate end to the recruitment and use of children as a key component of ceasefires. At this time of global trial, let the ceasing of hostilities and the building of peace bring light to those that suffer and secure hope for children so that they stop being used and abused by, in and for armed conflict” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The inclusion of measures to protect children at the earliest stages possible of the intra-Afghan negotiations has a strategic value for sustainable peace and stability, and the potential to improve the lives of millions of children in Afghanistan,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The inclusion of measures to protect children at the earliest stages possible of the intra-Afghan negotiations has a strategic value for sustainable peace and stability, and the potential to improve the lives of millions of children in Afghanistan,” External link

reliefWeb Monday, March 16, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Protection of children and the prevention of violations against them should and must be prioritized in mediation and peace building efforts to ensure long-lasting and sustainable peace in countries affected by armed conflict," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The inclusion of child protection issues in peace processes is instrumental to building the foundations of sustainable peace, which is the only way to ensure the full protection of children’s rights,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Sometimes it is ignorance in families, communities and sometimes in local authorities and leaders who cannot recognize that engaging in such actions is an abuse of children," External link

voanews Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "We need to take the children that have been used and abused by war for years. We need to bring them back to our communities, we need to liberate them from any stigma but more importantly, we need to provide reintegration, rehabilitation reinsertion services," External link

voanews Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said ( about Secretary General ) : “You would not believe the types of things that I get to see, the new ways of violence against children that are being invented every day of the week,” “You are the lucky ones, you have the one chance, not just to prevent this in your own country, but also to serve as a model to others and eventually when you can all become delisted from the lists of the Secretary-General on violations against children and armed conflict, you will be able to become peacekeepers and police peacekeepers and you will be able to go provide protection further afield” External link

reliefWeb Friday, February 7, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba asegura : “Los niños siguen estando expuestos a graves violaciones a medida que otros grupos ocupan el espacio dejado por la retirada de las FARC-EP” External link

reliefWeb Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The whole United Nations body and the civil society of good faith will support this plan so that across Somalia in all regions, all law enforcement officials, all members of any armed forces will be the first to protect children from violations,” External link

shabelle Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “We will support the possibility of vetting, of screening, of capacity building and of ensuring that children that are captured, or that escape, or children that are in any way released, will also receive the rehabilitation and reintegration needs that they deserve,” External link

shabelle Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:43:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “While the protection and well-being of children can only be reached through long-term peace, we must seize all available opportunities to improve right now the protection of boys and girls in Afghanistan,” External link

iran-daily Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Children in Afghanistan have known nothing but heartbreaking realities as a result of violence and war,” External link

iran-daily Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Armed groups were responsible for 43% of the child casualties, but attributions to government and pro-government forces remain of significant concern," External link

haberler-en Friday, October 4, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said ( about Afghanistan More ) : "Children in Afghanistan have known nothing but heartbreaking realities as a result of violence and war. The number of child casualties is appalling, and I urge all parties to immediately put an end to the suffering of children […]," External link

haberler-en Friday, October 4, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “While the protection and well-being of children can only be reached through long-term peace, we must seize all available opportunities to improve right now the protection of boys and girls in Afghanistan. This includes prioritizing their protection and needs in dialogue, talks and peace negotiations, as children are the future generation,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The international engagement taken today by the government of Myanmar to better protect its children is a welcome step,” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, October 2, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The international engagement taken today by the Government of Myanmar to better protect its children is a welcome step. It is a commitment to put in place all the necessary measures to protect them from recruitment and use by both its armed forces and armed groups active in the country” External link

mizzima Monday, September 30, 2019 6:44:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The international engagement taken today by the government of Myanmar to better protect its children is a welcome step,” External link

mmtimes Monday, September 30, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba déclaré : "La communauté internationale a la responsabilité collective d'agir pour mettre fin aux violations graves contre les enfants, qui peuvent constituer des indicateurs précoces d'une escalade du conflit" External link

elmoudjahid Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba déclaré : "La communauté internationale a la responsabilité collective d'agir pour mettre fin aux violations graves contre les enfants, qui peuvent constituer des indicateurs précoces d'une escalade du conflit" External link

french.china.org.cn Monday, August 26, 2019 7:09:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Not only the Tatmadaw but also ethnic armed groups have used child soldiers according to information about which I’m deeply worried,” External link

frontiermyanmar Friday, August 23, 2019 3:51:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “It is immensely sad that children continue to be disproportionately affected by armed conflict and it is horrific to see them killed and maimed as a result of hostilities. It is imperative that all parties to conflicts prioritise the protection of children,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, August 2, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "But without a doubt, the one situation that really comes to my mind is the worst one the one we have to do our utmost to reverse is Somalia," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:49:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Here you can actually see the tactics of war, and we are seeing more and more armed groups on purpose destroying schools and particularly those that engage in girls' education," "If you are destroying schools, you are destroying choices" External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:49:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "My office was not born to name and shame and attribute, and that's it," External link

globalsecurity Wednesday, July 31, 2019 7:49:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “A preventive approach including through the development of national, subregional and regional prevention plans is the only way to ultimately limit the number of children victims of grave violations and ensure that protection frameworks are in place, not only in countries affected by conflict but also in their immediate region,” External link

laht Wednesday, July 31, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "But without a doubt, the one situation that really comes to my mind is the worst one — the one we have to do our utmost to reverse — is Somalia," External link

voanews Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:46:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Here you can actually see the tactics of war, and we are seeing more and more armed groups on purpose destroying schools — and particularly those that engage in girls' education," "If you are destroying schools, you are destroying choices" External link

voanews Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:46:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "My office was not born to name and shame and attribute, and that's it," External link

voanews Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:46:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “A preventive approach including through the development of national, subregional and regional prevention plans is the only way to ultimately limit the number of children victims of grave violations and ensure that protection frameworks are in place, not only in countries affected by conflict but also in their immediate region,” External link

efe Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba déclaré : «Le Mali doit mettre en œuvre des solutions durables qui permettront aux filles et garçon qui ont souffert et souffrent toujours des affres du conflit de retrouver et de profiter pleinement de leur enfance, mais surtout d'avoir accès à de véritable options pour réintégrer la société et se reconstruire avec l'espoir d'un avenir meilleur, » External link

abamako Thursday, July 18, 2019 2:02:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba déclaré : «Le Mali doit mettre en œuvre des solutions durables qui permettront aux filles et garçons qui ont souffert et souffrent toujours des affres du conflit de retrouver et de profiter pleinement de leur enfance, mais surtout d’avoir accès à de véritables options pour réintégrer la société et se reconstruire avec l’espoir d’un avenir meilleur» External link

abamako Wednesday, July 17, 2019 7:13:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba déclaré : "Le Mali doit mettre en œuvre des solutions durables qui permettront aux filles et garçon qui ont souffert et souffrent toujours des affres du conflit de retrouver et de profiter pleinement de leur enfance, mais surtout d'avoir accès à de véritable options pour réintégrer la société et se reconstruire avec l'espoir d'un avenir meilleur" External link

french.china.org.cn Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:16:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Mali needs to implement sustainable solutions to enable girls and boys who have suffered - and still suffer - from the ravages of conflict to recover and enjoy their childhood but moreover, to give them access to real options to reintegrate society and rebuild their lives with the hope of a better future,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, July 12, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "It is an important day for the protection of children in Syria and it marks the beginning of a process as it demonstrates a significant commitment by the SDF to ensure that no child is recruited and used by any entity operating under its umbrella," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, July 4, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "It is an important day for the protection of children in Syria and it marks the beginning of a process as it demonstrates a significant commitment by the SDF to ensure that no child is recruited and used by any entity operating under its umbrella," External link

polandsun Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “It is an important day for the protection of children in Syria and it marks the beginning of a process as it demonstrates a significant commitment by the SDF to ensure that no child is recruited and used by any entity operating under its umbrella,” External link

voanews Wednesday, July 3, 2019 7:03:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "Action plans represent an opportunity for parties to change their attitude and behaviour so that grave violations against children stop and are prevented to durably improve the protection of children affected by armed conflict," External link

globalissues Tuesday, July 2, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “Actions Plans represent an opportunity for parties to change their attitude and behavior so that grave violations against children stop and are prevented to durably improve the protection of children affected by armed conflict,” External link

ekurd Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:31:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba added : “Actions Plans represent an opportunity for parties to change their attitude and behavior so that grave violations against children stop and are prevented to durably improve the protection of children affected by armed conflict,” External link

nrttv Tuesday, July 2, 2019 12:40:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Action plans represent an opportunity for parties to change their attitude and behaviour so that grave violations against children stop,” External link

thenational Tuesday, July 2, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba declared ( about Peace ) : “In a country where the majority of the population is under 18, and where so many children have endured years of appalling violence, there is an urgent need to focus our efforts on the fight against impunity, the delivery of justice, reconciliation and services for children, such as education, health or water and sanitation,” “Peace should not be seen as a final destination, but rather as a path on which to build solid foundations for the protection of every boy and girl” External link

reliefWeb Monday, May 6, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “It’s essential to give children and adolescents a voice. Those I spoke to were grateful for the support they had received, but they also expressed their concerns about the lack of meaningful employment opportunities in the country,” “Among the children were young survivors of sexual violence, another reminder of the urgency to act to curb these abhorrent acts and to ensure the availability of health services and psycho-social support, as well as protection against the stigmatization and retaliation against victims or their families” External link

reliefWeb Monday, May 6, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba déclaré : «Il est essentiel de donner la parole aux enfants et aux adolescents. Les jeunes à qui j’ai parlé étaient reconnaissants du soutien reçu, mais ont également exprimé leurs préoccupations concernant le manque d’opportunités d’emploi dans le pays » External link

reliefWeb Monday, May 6, 2019 6:38:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba declared : “ACT to protect aims to promote the extraordinary work done on the ground, as well as the challenges children face, all with the goal of implementing sustainable solutions,” External link

reliefWeb Sunday, May 5, 2019 7:37:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba indiqué : «Les enfants de ‘foreign fighters’doivent rentrer dans leur pays d’origine et nous devons essayer de ne pas séparer les mères de leurs enfants» External link

lavenir Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba explique : «Nous ne connaîtrons jamais précisément le nombre d’enfants soldats» «Nous estimons disposer de rapports ne portant que sur 10 à 13% du nombre total et annuellement, nous arrivons déjà ainsi à 10.000 à 12.000 individus. Ce qui ferait que le chiffre réel est dix fois plus élevé. Et 40% de ces enfants sont des filles» External link

lavenir Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “With more children suffering horrific abuses in war zones across the globe, we desperately need to reinvigorate our efforts to raise awareness ... and ensure action by parties to conflict to give children the protection they deserve,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, April 5, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba déclaré : "Alors que de plus en plus d'enfants souffrent d'horribles abus dans des zones de conflit à travers le monde, nous devons absolument redynamiser nos efforts pour sensibiliser le public (...) et renforcer notre plaidoyer auprès des parties en conflit pour qu'elles prennent des mesures fournissant aux enfants la protection qu'ils méritent" External link

french-news Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba argued : “our work is far from over” External link

unmultimedia-en Wednesday, April 3, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba amesisitiza : “Wakati tukifufua ushiriki wet una hatua za kukomesha ukiukwaji wa haki ni muhimu kampeni ikajikita pia katika miradi iliyoanzishwa ili kuzuia ukiukwaji huo” External link

unmultimedia Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:14:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba told ( about Impoverished Yemen ) : “Today’s signature is an important addition to the measures already in place to enhance the protection of boys and girls in Yemen,” External link

middleeastmonitor Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “After years of destructive conflict, the children of Yemen continue to suffer unimaginable violence. Today’s signature is an important addition to the measures already in place to enhance the protection of boys and girls in Yemen,” External link

thenational Monday, March 25, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “I’m hoping that this MoU will become a model to contain this issue in the world,” External link

thenational Monday, March 25, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “We have always had issues of access to some parts in Yemen, so the figures we are able to verify are just the tip of the iceberg,” External link

thenational Monday, March 25, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba dice : "La situación se ve agravada por la naturaleza global del extremismo violento que ha favorecido el surgimiento del reclutamiento transnacional y la participación de los niños en el fenómeno de convertirse en “combatientes extranjeros”" External link

reliefWeb Friday, February 1, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “Priority must also be given to the reintegration of released children with their community, this includes access to services such as education and vocational opportunities allowing them to become productive members of their communities and promote a culture of peace,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, December 4, 2017 2:13:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “In 2016, over 20,000 violations affecting children were documented,” “That is a horrifying number of boys and girls who were subjected to unspeakable acts, mostly by armed groups, but also by government forces, and unknown armed actors” External link

680news Wednesday, November 1, 2017 9:57:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba told : “It is no consolation that in the last six months alone, over 500 schools have already been attacked, which means we might be able to break this record at the end of this year,” External link

scmp Saturday, October 14, 2017 11:28:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "In one incident verified by our child protection colleagues in April, the Taliban forced 28 school principals and one teacher to attend a meeting where they demanded a change of the curriculum and stated that no girls over 11 years of age should attend school," "These types of incidents mean that children living in conflict-affected countries are more than twice as likely to be out of school as those living in countries at peace" External link

deutschewelle-en Saturday, October 14, 2017 4:44:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "only 38 percent of persons in besieged areas and 12 percent of the persons in hard-to-reach areas have been reached," External link

deutschewelle-en Saturday, October 14, 2017 4:44:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba estimé : "les enfants étaient devenus le carburant des conflits armés modernes" External link

slateafrique Saturday, October 14, 2017 2:16:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba told : "It is no consolation that in the last six months alone, over 500 schools have already been attacked, which means we might be able to break this record at the end of this year," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, October 13, 2017 10:37:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "A child killed, recruited as a soldier, injured in an attack or prevented from going to school due to a conflict is already one too many," External link

siouxcityjournal Friday, October 6, 2017 4:03:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba told : “The mandate I represent has broad support from countries, regional organizations, and others who are truly committed to making a difference for children growing up in times of war. Their support is manifested by political support, action and also through programs that directly help children affected by war,” External link

reliefWeb Wednesday, August 2, 2017 1:08:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba précise : «Il n'y a pas d'identification d'individus envisagée pour l'instant» External link

24heures Friday, January 13, 2017 10:48:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba précise : "Il n'y a pas d'identification d'individus envisagée pour l'instant" External link

lorientlejour Friday, January 13, 2017 8:48:00 PM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "We stand firmly behind this report and its conclusions," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, October 28, 2016 6:22:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “All these technical questions coming up, of course, we can answer,” “The important thing for us is that everything we have done is in a transparent manner and we stand by it” External link

therepublic Friday, October 28, 2016 2:35:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : “The leadership panel strongly believes that those with effective control in the military units referred to in this report or others responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic must be held accountable,” External link

therepublic Friday, October 28, 2016 2:35:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "All these technical questions coming up, of course, we can answer," "The important thing for us is that everything we have done is in a transparent manner and we stand by it" External link

siouxcityjournal Friday, October 28, 2016 2:23:00 AM EAT

Virginia Gamba said : "The leadership panel strongly believes that those with effective control in the military units referred to in this report or others responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic must be held accountable," External link

siouxcityjournal Friday, October 28, 2016 2:23:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
responsable1.89%FR10/14/201714/10/2017
haut responsable1.89%FR10/14/201714/10/2017
secretary-general1.89%EN10/12/201712/10/2017
envoy5.66%EN10/07/201707/10/2017
sous-secrétaire1.89%FR09/26/201726/09/2017
head60.38%EN04/05/201705/04/2017
chefe5.66%PT01/13/201713/01/2017
director5.66%EN10/02/201602/10/2016
former director5.66%EN10/02/201602/10/2016
expert3.77%EN06/14/201614/06/2016
deputy5.66%EN04/03/201403/04/2014
Names Lang Count
Virginia GambaEN73.91%
Virginia GambaFR22.46%
Virginia GambaPT2.90%
Virginia GambaES0.72%


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