(Talk Media News) – Twenty years after the United Nation’s first report on children in armed conflicts, half of the countries originally flagged for violations have gotten their acts together, but progress is slowing as a ‘name and shame’ approach to confronting abuser nations loses its edge. In 1996, Mozambican humanitarian Graça Machel submitted a groundbreaking report to the U.N. General Assembly detailing the impact of armed conflict on children. Surveying some 30 armed conflicts that transpired the year before, Machel observed that “more and more of the world is being sucked into a desolate moral vacuum,” and she called on the international community to establish “prompt, efficient and objective monitoring” of children’s rights.