(OSRSG-CAAC) – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, will travel to the Republic of South Sudan from 22-27 June. She will meet with members of the Government, UN partners and civil society to assess the impact of the conflict on children and follow-up on the implementation of the action plan signed by the Government of South Sudan to end and prevent the recruitment of children in the country’s armed forces. She will also follow up on the 10 May commitment signed in Addis Ababa by Riek Machar, the Chairman of the SPLM/A in opposition. Mr. Machar agreed to end all grave violations against children, to cooperate with the United Nations and to provide humanitarian access and assistance to child victims.