The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/74/845–S/2020/525) issued on 9 June 2020.
Developments & Concerns
Prevalence of killing and maiming of children and attacks on schools and hospitals;
Abuse of refugee and migrant children, including through trafficking, deprivation of liberty, torture and sexual violence;
Denial of humanitarian access to children including those in detention;
For all parties:
To abide by their obligations under international law, particularly the principle of distinction between civilians and persons taking a direct part in hostilities and between civilian objects and military objective;
For the Government:
To end child detention and to pursue alternatives to detention;
To engage with the United Nations to adopt measures to end and prevent violations against children.