(Deutsche Welle) – The United Nations and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have pledged to safeguard the rights of children and have implemented an action plan to ensure that children affected by armed conflicts are better protected. “We are committed to implementing this program, which is for the good of our children,” said Sammy Al-Mansor, Chief of Staff of MILF – Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF). Since the full implementation of the action plan in 2014, more than 20,000 members of the MILF and its military wing, the BIAF, have been briefed on improving protective measures for children, prohibiting the recruitment of children and strengthening the role of women.