(OSRSG-CAAC) -The rights of children must also be a cornerstone of conflict prevention, peace-making and peace building efforts, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict, Leila Zerrougui, told the UN Human Rights Council, expressing deep concern at the scale and severity of grave violations committed against children in the past year. “In Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen thousands of children were killed and maimed as result of intense conflict,” said Ms. Zerrougui while presenting her latest report to the Geneva-based rights body.