*The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/76/871-S/2022/493) issued on 11 July 2022. Violations that occurred in previous years but were verified in 2021 have been included in the totals above.
To strengthen and expedite the implementation of the Government’s commitments to combat conflict-related sexual violence.
To ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, fast-track the endorsement of the child rights bill, endorse the juvenile justice bill and age verification guidelines, and adopt the sexual offences bill of 2018.
To immediately release children in detention and to treat them primarily as victims.
To apply the standard operating procedures for the reception and handover of children separated from armed groups to child protection actors, endorsed in 2014.
To provide information on the integration of Ahl al-Sunna wal-Jama‘a into the Somali Federal Defence and Police Forces and enable the United Nations to conduct screening exercises.
To All Parties:
To immediately cease and prevent violations by all parties and comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law.