New York, 12 July 2011 – During the annual Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict, the Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution expanding the criteria for listing parties to conflict in the Secretary-General’s annual report. The criteria now include parties who attack schools and hospitals.

Additionally, the Security Council, under the German presidency, firmly reiterates its readiness to impose targeted measures against those who persistently violate children’s rights in conflict.