Posts Tagged: child advocacy

The Growing Voice of the Red Hands

by Esther Lee It is our joy to announce that this year, Cameroon (4 Feb 2013) and Zimbabwe (22 May 2013) ratified or acceded to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. The momentum continues to build. Thanks to all who participated…. Read more »

Children are children, not soldiers – 11 years on

‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.’ – Matthew 19:14 February 12, 2013 marks the eleventh anniversary of the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the… Read more »

No child soldiers: more steps on the journey

As representatives of the Member States gathered for the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, several important events took place in the effort to create a world  where children are children not soldiers: On 19 September 2012, the Security Council demanded that “parties to armed conflict which commit grave abuses against children, including… Read more »

Covenant Presbyterian Church holds seminar on child soldiers

By Sophie Beal Today the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations was pleased to host Covenant Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, California for a seminar that covered the current global situation concerning the use of child soldiers in armed conflict and efforts made by the United Nations and others to stop this practice. To begin… Read more »

Summer volunteers work on Red Hands

  Sophie Beal and Elodie de Bethmann are summer volunteer interns at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.  This is their first week with us, their first blog with us, and their first time getting involved with Red Hands.  Below is the blog from Sophie and Elodie. More photos are available on our Facebook… Read more »

Look back on the Decade of the Child

As the Decade of the Child draws to a close in July of 2011, pause to consider what your congregation has done in ministry with and for children, both those within your own walls and those beyond your doors — in your community, the nation and the world. What good programs have you put in… Read more »

Trick or treat for UNICEF – more of the story

From the Presbyterian Child Advocacy Office: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the PC(USA) have long had a special relationship. Why? Because Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF was initiated by the Rev. Clyde Allison, a Presbyterian minister. Allison’s children and others…

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