News Express banner Camano banner
Civilian JTF signs Action Plan to end recruitment of children

By News Express on 15/09/2017

Views: 1,083

•UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Mohamed Fall
•UNICEF Representative in Nigeria, Mohamed Fall

 The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, and UNICEF in Nigeria have welcomed today’s signing by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State in northeast Nigeria, of an action plan to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children.

The CJTF, a local group formed in 2013 to support the Nigerian security forces in the fight against Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and to protect local communities from attacks by Boko Haram, progressively expanded over the years. The group have been engaged in security operations and more recently, involved in providing security to camps for internally displaced populations.

In 2016, the CJTF was listed in the annexes of the Secretary-General’s Annual Report for Children and Armed Conflict for the recruitment and use of children. Following the listing, UNICEF, in its role as Co-chair of the United Nations Country Task Force for the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on grave violations against children, has been working with the group and Nigerian authorities to develop the Action Plan signed today. Through the Action Plan, the CJTF commits to put in place a number of measures to end and prevent child recruitment and use. Identifying and releasing all children within the group’s ranks and instructing its members not to recruit or use children in the future are examples of such measures.

UNICEF and partners will support the Nigerian authorities in providing reintegration services to all children released under the Action Plan.

“We have seen too many childhoods destroyed by the crisis in the northeast,” said Mohamed Fall, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria. “Today’s agreement is an important milestone for child protection and paves the way for a brighter future for children caught up in the conflict.”

”I congratulate the CJTF and the UN in Nigeria for the signature of this action plan, which brings hope for boys and girls deeply affected by the conflict in northeast Nigeria,” the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba said. “Now that the Action Plan has been signed, I urge the CJTF to fully implement it in order to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children once and for all. The UN stands ready to support the CJTF in this process,” she added.

The action plan was co-signed by the President of the CJTF, Mr. Lawan Jaffar, and the UNICEF Country Representative Mohamed Fall on behalf of the UN Country Task Force, in the presence of the Borno State Deputy Solicitor General, Barrister Abdullahi Hussaini Izge. The SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba signed the Action Plan in New York as a witness.

Representatives from the federal Government of Nigeria and Borno State Government were also present and remain committed to the implementation of the action plan.

 

Source News Express

Posted 15/09/2017 3:30:40 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Ndigbo, Aka Ikenga condemn linkage of Ihejirika to...

POET’S CORNER

Chelsea hand Manchester City first defeat of the...

Defence equipment procurement: Stakeholders slam Buhari, committee

EFCC swoops on former Governors, political heavyweights

Coup in progress: Mugabe, wife under house arrest...

Confederations Cup: NO MERCY FOR TAHITI —Super Eagles...

NIMASA gives insight into ship collision, rescue operation...

CBN targets convergence as naira makes more gains...

UN and partners step up assistance in north-east...

Nations Cup: KESHI BETRAYED ME, Osaze cries, begs...

Breaking: Military takes over power . . ....

 

Latest News Man hires kidnappers to abduct parents Okorocha vs Ihedioha: Who blinks first? Gunmen kidnap 4 NEMA staff; another shot Governor’s aide, 2 others for trial over rape Divorce: My husband kept 4 kids from other women secret for 9 years — Wife Supreme Court hears sexual harassment charge against Chief Judge Senate postpones passage of 2019 Budget •Passes FCT Health Insurance Bill, confirms appointment of late Abiola’s daughter as NDIC Director More trouble for Onnoghen as EFCC drafts charge for fresh trial Interpol raids markets, rescues 216 child slaves, others Girl born without hands wins national handwriting competition PDP vows to overturn Orji Kalu’s election, asks INEC to retrieve his Certificate of Return Detainee who gave birth to twins in Calabar Prisons dies

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (471,249 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (415,250 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (352,768 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (302,016 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (266,346 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (239,220 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (226,268 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (207,812 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (196,996 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (189,657 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (179,206 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (178,743 views)

 

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (88) Business & Economy (4,215) Business Verdict (65) Columnists (1,018) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (607) Features (746) Global Business Monitor (344) ICT Monitor (38) International (3,354) Interview (176) Live Commentary (29) Love Matters (156) Maggie's Blog (236) News (45,296) Opinion (1,228) Pidgin (17) Politics (10,643) Religion (984) Sports (1,968) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera