(SRSG CAAC) – The United Nations Secretary-General, in his fourth report on the impact of armed conflict on children in Myanmar, documents progress in the Government of Myanmar’s efforts to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers, but notes that on-going clashes and the recent wave of violence in Rakhine add to the plight of conflict affected children in the country. Covering the period from 1 February 2013 to 30 June 2017, the report does not specifically include the latest crisis in the norther Rakhine state and its impact on children, but the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict has been asked to undertake a one-year update, to be published in August 2018. The SRSG had already sent a fact-finding mission to Bangladesh in November 2017 and is expected to brief the Security Council Working Group on its initial findings.