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Watchlist Press Release: 2013 Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

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(Watchlist Press Release) – Today, the United Nations Security Council held a Debate on the issue of children and armed conflict. At the Debate, the Security Council adopted a presidential statement condemning violations of international law against children in armed conflict and calling on States to hold persistent perpetrators of violations to account. The Debate on Children and Armed Conflict took place on the basis of the UN Secretary-General’s 12th Report on Children and Armed Conflict. The Secretary-General submits an annual report to the Security Council on the situation of children in armed conflict around the world.