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Children and armed conflict: towards a policy consensus and future agenda – ten years after the Machel Study [WP840]

This conference discussed the following points:

  • How can challenges facing children in war situations best be addressed in the context of protection of civilians?
  • How can children best be protected in war time and assisted after war?
  • How can child abductions, recruitment and use of child soldiers and denial of access to vital services be prevented?
  • How can sexual exploitation of children be eradicated?

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