Impact of Armed Conflict on Children

The report, presented in 1996 to the UN General Assembly, described the brutality millions of children caught up in conflicts were exposed to and demonstrated the centrality of this issue to the international human rights, development and peace and security agendas. The author identified children as the primary victims of armed conflict and included a set of recommendations, including the nomination of a special representative of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict to keep the protection of children “very high on the international human rights, peace, security and development agendas”.

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