(OSRSG-CAAC) – In a bid ultimately aimed at having Afghanistan’s armed insurgency groups accept the need to end violations against children, Leila Zerrougui is urging the Government of Afghanistan to inject child protection measures into any further negotiations that flow from its first direct talks with Taliban representatives. “It’s essential to highlight the importance of child protection from the very start of talks,” the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Children and Armed Conflict said in reaction to the talks, which were hosted by Pakistan, and ended with the parties agreeing to meet again.