‘On 26 April 2012 the annual Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on children and armed conflict was issued. The report covered the period from January to December 2011 and was submitted to the UN Security Council on June 11.
On 19 September 2012, the Security Council, under the German Presidency, held its annual debate about this issue. The Security Council adopted a resolution strongly condemning violations of international law against children in armed conflict, calling on States to bring persistent perpetrators of violations to justice and reiterating its readiness to take targeted and graduated measures against such perpetrators.
The report provides a global overview of violations perpetrated against children’s rights in situations of armed conflict, as well as the measures taken to protect them.’