(OSRSG-CAAC) – As we celebrate Universal Children’s Day and the progress accomplished to protect the rights of boys and girls around the world, we are also reminded that brutal conflicts and new tactics of war create unprecedented challenges we urgently need to address. “The world continues to provide resources and expertise to respond to the needs of children affected by war, and yet, we are failing to protect the most vulnerable in the Central African Republic, Nigeria, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen and in almost every situation on our agenda,” said Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.