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June 22, 2012

The Secretary General issued his report on children and armed conflict to the Security Council which gives an overview of the situation of girls and boys in conflict zones and measures taken for their protection. The report includes a list of parties who recruit and use children, kill and maim, commit sexual violence or attack schools and hospitals; the so-called “list of shame.”

Among Syrian rebels, there is a shared sense of commitment.

Rwanda tells Congo to take responsibility for the fighting.

Sudan rebels reject Khartoum’s demands connecting humanitarian aid to ceasefire.

Citing “appalling” human rights record of leaders of M23 mutineers in DR Congo, Pillay fears further abuses.


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