United Nations Expands Listing Criteria to Protect Children in Armed Conflict Zones

New York City- On July 12, The United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 1998 (2011), recognizing schools and hospitals as safe havens for children, called for all parties to conflict that attack such facilities to be held accountable and that they be added to the list published annually by the United Nations of those who commit grave violations against children.

The list, contained in the Secretary-General’s annual report on children and armed conflict, already names those parties which commit violations such as the recruitment of child soldiers, killing or maiming of children, and rape or other forms of sexual violence against children.

Office of the Special Representatives of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict | United Nations

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