Children and armed conflict. Report of the Secretary-General

Pursuant to Security Council resolutions [...], the report provides information on grave violations committed against children, in particular the recruitment and use of children, the killing and maiming of children, rape and other sexual violence against children, the abduction of children, attacks on schools and hospitals, and the denial of humanitarian access to children by parties to armed conflict in contravention of applicable international law (see sect. IV). The report also elaborates on the progress made by parties to conflict on dialogue and action plans to halt the recruitment and use of children and the patterns of killing and maiming of children or rape and other sexual violence against children (see sect. II). It provides updates on the release of children associated with armed forces and armed groups (see sect. III), and describes progress made by the United Nations system in implementing specific requests of the Security Council (see sect. V). It also examines the grave violations related to attacks on schools and hospitals (see sect. VI), and outlines a series of recommendations (see sect. VII). 

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