Geneva 11th September 2013: Wars and conflicts have deprived children from their rights accepted through different international agreements, said Nour Ibrahim Al-Sada, the Second Secretary at Qatar’s Permanent Delegation to the UN Office in Geneva.
She was delivering a speech yesterday before the 24th session of the Human Rights Council, during the interactive dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflicts.
She said Qatar gives much importance to the problems related to children’s rights. It can be seen in the Qatar’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1995 and its accession to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict in 2002, she added.
Pointing out the current situation in Palestine where critical violations are occurring against children in horrifying manner, Qatar said wars and conflicts made children to pay for them and the criminals go unpunished.
Qatar condemned the horrible killing of children in Rural Damascus.
Qatar welcomed the recommendations included in the oral update of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflicts. State of Qatar also called the countries who have still not accepted Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of Children in Armed Conflicts, to join it.
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