Protection of Children

MINUSCA’s Child Protection Section ensures that issues related to children affected by the armed conflict are integrated in the Mission’s overall mandate and receive appropriate institutional response.



Ensuring the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on children and armed conflicts;

Monitoring and reporting on serious violations of children’s rights to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflicts pursuant to resolutions 1612 (2005), 1882( 2009) and 1998 (2011);

Engaging with parties to the conflict with a view to eliminate the recruitment and use of children by armed groups and militias as well as all other forms of abuse against children;

Providing training and raising awareness on children’s rights and protection to UN staff, international and local NGOs as well as child protection entities (children associations, police, gendarmerie, rule of law and corrections institutions);

Advocating for child rights with relevant authorities

Encouraging the establishment of an appropriate institutional framework for assisting children affected by the armed conflict.

How can you contribute to helping children?

Report to the Child Protection Section as well as to the police and gendarmerie any violation of children’s rights, including:

  • Killing of children
  • Maiming of children
  • Rape and other sexual abuses of children
  • Abductions (kidnapping and detention)
  • Attacks against schools and hospitals
  • Recruitment of children by armed groups and militias