Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (A/68/267)
Item 65 (a) of the provisional agenda*
Promotion and protection of the rights of children:
promotion and protection of the rights of children
The present report is submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to its resolution 67/152 on the rights of the child, in which it requested the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to submit a report to the Assembly on the activities undertaken in fulfilment of the mandate and on the progress achieved in advancing the children and armed conflict agenda.
The report covers the period from August 2012 to July 2013. It describes trends, selected issues of concern and progress made over the past year at both the policy and operational levels, including on the mainstreaming of child protection issues within the United Nations system.
The report also provides information on field visits of the Special Representative, on her engagement with regional organizations and international partners and on dialogue with parties to conflict. It outlines a number of priorities for the way forward and concludes with a set of recommendations to enhance the protection of children affected by conflict.