(Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations) – Thank you for this opportunity to address the Security Council on behalf of the Friends of Children and Armed Conflict. The 38 member states which make up this informal network, representing all five regional groups of the UN, are: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Mali, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Slovakia, South Africa, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania and Uruguay.