Luxembourg Intervenes at the Open Debate on the Fate of Children in Armed Conflict
In her intervention to the Security Council on the occasion of the open debate on Children in Armed conflict, Luxembourg’s Permanent Representative, Ambassador Sylvie Lucas, signalled that the issue of the fate of children in armed conflict had known some notable developments and successes in the fight against impunity since the verdicts pronounced by the International Criminal Court and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. She also welcomed that in 2011 and 2012, action plans were thus signed with eight parties and a ninth was about to be signed with the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ambassador Lucas deplored the worrying increase in the number of perpetrators that persist in committing serious human rights violations against children and called for increased synergies with the Peacebuilding Commission, notably to improve socio-economic reintegration of children associated with armed forces and groups.
The open debate was preceded by a vote by which the Security Council adopted resolution 2068 (2012), presented by Germany and co-sponsored by Luxembourg.