Protection of Children by the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Technical Report,13 Aug 2018,14 Jun 2019
US Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States
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The MONUC and MONUSCO missions were established with a peacekeeping mandate including protection of civilians in general. Yet, since the release of Graca Machels report in 1996 pointing out children as a principal victims during armed conflicts, the United Nations adopted several resolutions and appointed a SRSG-CAAC as well as several mechanisms and tools to address a specified six graves violations against children which are Recruitment and Use of Children Killing and Maiming of Children Sexual Violence Against Children Attacks Against Schools and Hospitals Abduction of Children and Denial of Humanitarian Access. Unfortunately, the MONUSCO cannot fulfil alone this mission of protecting children without cooperating with UN Agencies, humanitarian organizations as well as NGOs. In addition to the physical presence of MONUSCO, a set of legal tools are established against the perpetrators to hold them accountable for any grave violation perpetrated against children.
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