DCI Signs Open Letter to UN Secretary-General Calling for Complete List of Perpetrators

“We reiterate our call to ensure that all parties to conflict responsible for committing a pattern of grave violations against children are listed in the annexes in accordance with the criteria set out in the 2010 annual CAAC report.”

– Excerpt from the open letter

On May 31st, 2022, Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict released an open letter signed by 18 NGOs (including Defence for Children International). The letter is addressed to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and urges him to ensure that the forthcoming annual report on children and armed conflict (CAAC) provides a complete and accurate list of perpetrators of grave violations against children. The letter calls on the Secretary-General to ensure that all parties to conflict responsible for committing a pattern of grave violations against children are listed in the report annexes in accordance with the criteria set out in the 2010 annual CAAC report. It also urges the Secretary-General to include Ethiopia, Mozambique, Niger, and Ukraine as situations of concern in the forthcoming report.

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