Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (2007)

Report - 10 year strategic review of Graça Machel's 1996 study on children in armed conflict

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Publication Date: 2007
Author/Publisher: UN
Language: English

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Dozens of conflicts around the world are still robbing children of their childhood, according to a new UN report that reviews progress since the groundbreaking 1996 study on children in armed conflict by Ms. Graça Machel.

The report, by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict and UNICEF, highlights the changing and devastating impact of conflicts on children. It notes that advances have been made in protecting children from war crimes such as unlawful recruitment by armed forces and groups and sexual violence. It also urges the international community to take concrete actions to stop abuses of children in armed conflict.


 

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