The Working Committee for Preventing Grave Violations against Children in Armed Conflicts held their sixth meeting online yesterday.
Present at the meeting were the committee’s chairman U Soe Han, who is also Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other committee members from various ministries.
U Soe Han first said that after publishing the national action plan for protecting children in armed conflicts from injury, death and sexual violence in Burmese and English, they will discuss meeting schedules between the working committee and CTFMR for the implementation phase and beginning awareness raising programmes.
The working committee was formed to prevent the six grave violations against children during armed conflict outlined by the UN Security Council in 2005. The violations include killing and maiming of children, recruitment or use of children as soldiers, attacks against schools and hospitals, sexual violence against children, abduction of children, and denial of humanitarian access for children.
(Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)
Photo - MNA
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