(OSRSG-CAAC) – In her first presentation to the Human Rights Council, Virginia Gamba, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, warned that the progress realized in 2017 was once again overshadowed by the extremely worrisome situation for boys and girls growing up in countries affected by conflict. “The longevity, severity and complexity of many of today’s conflicts has led to a further decrease of traditional safe spaces and moved children even closer to the heart of war,” the Special Representative told members of the Human Rights Council.