Action plans help to stop use of children in armed conflict

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child soldier from the DRC

More than 20 action plans to stop the use of children in armed conflicts have been adopted around the world.

That's what was reported to the Security Council on Wednesday by Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.

She said that action plans are not only a process but are a unique tool mandated by the Council to bring parties into compliance and to stop violations against children.

"In 2011, action plans were signed in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic and Chad and this year, in South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia, where the TFG signed in August the first action plan on killing and maiming children. To date, 20 action plans have been completed or are in the process of being implemented."

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The Security Council adopted a resolution strongly condemning the violations of children, including their use as soldiers, in killing, maiming and rape, and in abductions and attacks on schools and hospitals.

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