Annual report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (A/HRC/34/44)

In this report, which covers the period from December 2015 to December 2016, the Special Representative outlines the activities undertaken in discharging her mandate and the progress achieved in addressing grave violations against children. The Special Representative also explores the challenges in strengthening the protection of children affected by armed conflict, including by addressing the impact of armed conflict on girls, the emerging and recurrent challenges related to the deprivation of liberty of children in situations of conflict, and progress in ending grave violations against children, in particular through direct engagement with parties to conflict. Lastly, the Special Representative sets out recommendations addressed to the Human Rights Council and Member States to further the protection of children’s rights.