High Time

Sustainable development goals

High Time to end violence against children affected by war

I pledge support for the protection of the human rights of all children.

As the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, I would like to renew my call for innovative action and collaboration, because it is high time to end violence against boys and girls growing up in countries affected by war.

In times of war, boys and girls are victims of horrific violations, including their recruitment and use as child soldiers. Through the campaign Children, Not Soldiers, we are working with Member States and everyone who can make a difference to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in Government security forces in conflict. Join us because it is high time to turn the page once and for all on this practice. They are children, not soldiers.

I pledge my commitment to do my utmost to realize the vision of the 2030 sustainable development agenda. Join our efforts to end all grave violations against children affected by conflict.

Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

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