17 January 2022
The report was initiated at the recommendation of the Committee on the Rights of the Child in accordance with the provisions of article 45(c) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. [...] Since the establishment of the mandate on children and armed conflict, Member States, working in partnership with the United Nations and civil society organizations, have strengthened the protection of children affected by conflict through the development of legally binding instruments – the most notable example being the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involv. [...] In its preamble, the Charter reaffirms “adherence to the principles of the rights and welfare of the child contained in the declaration, conventions and other instruments of the Organization of African Unity and in the United Nations and in particular the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child”.32 24 The four Geneva Conventions (1949), Protocols I and II Additional to the Geneva Conv. [...] Study on the evolution of the Children and Armed Conflict mandate 1996-2021 21 The year 2000 also saw the adoption of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict and the entry into force of ILO Convention No. [...] The positive impact of the efforts of the Working Group has also been demonstrated by the inclusion of the protection of children affected by armed conflict in all relevant aspects of the work and resolutions of the Security Council.