Call for wider protection for children caught in armed conflict

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui (centre), meets displaced children and their families in northeastern Nigeria, in January 2015. Photo: UN

Despite an ever-changing global security landscape, children continue to pay the highest price in wartime.

That was the message delivered by the UN Secretary-General to the Security Council on Tuesday.

Ban Ki-moon also reiterated his support for a UN report on children caught up in armed conflict which had raised objections among some observers.

Dianne Penn reports.

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