2012 Open Debate Press Release

UN Security Council Holds Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

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 New York City, 19 September 2012 – The United Nations Security Council held its annual Debate on the issue of children and armed conflict. At the Debate, the Security Council adopted a resolution strongly condemning violations of international law against children in armed conflict, calling on States to bring persistent perpetrators of violations to justice and reiterating its readiness to take targeted and graduated measures against such perpetrators.