Children in Armed Conflicts- Caught in the middle

Jun 11, 2024 | News and Media

UNICEF’s Board Annual Session takes place at the UN Headquarters in New York from 11-14 June. Addressing the Session’s works, Greece commended UNICEF’s vital work and drew focus on the United Nations’ “Children and Armed Conflict” Agenda.

Through its Hellenic Aid body, supervised by the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece spares no effort in providing relief across conflict zones, wherever it is necessary, from Gaza to Haiti and with the sole purpose of contributing to the welfare of children affected by conflict.

During its term on the Security Council for the years 2025/26, Greece will integrate the principles of the best interest of the child, of non-discrimination, of doing no harm and of a child rights-based approach to all peace efforts, in accordance with the 2017 Policy on Child Protection in United Nations peace operations.

Did you know?

  • The Secretary-General’s 2023 report on children and armed conflict recorded the highest-ever numbers of verified grave violations against children.
  • In 2023, UNICEF responded to 412 emergencies in 107 countries (violence, conflicts, disasters and disease outbreaks).
  • Children make up one third of the global population but account for half of those living in extreme poverty.