12 July: Security Council calls for parties that attack schools and hospitals to be held accountable
The Security Council today, recognizing schools and hospitals as safe havens for children, called for all parties to conflict that attack such facilities to be held accountable and that they be added to the list published annually by the United Nations of those who commit grave violations against children. The list, contained in the Secretary-Generalís
annual report on children and armed conflict
, already names those parties which commit violations such as the recruitment of child soldiers, killing or maiming of children, and rape or other forms of sexual violence against children.

More information: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39013&Cr=children&Cr1=armed+conflict

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