Israel, Myanmar must go on 'UN children's blacklist'
A coalition advocating for children caught in conflict zones has called for the UN to put Israel, Myanmar and Afghanistan on a blacklist for killings and violations of children's rights.
Publish date : Wednesday 7 March 2018 13:01
Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict is also calling on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to add several rebel groups in the Central African Republic, Congo's national police force, a Mali opposition group and the main opposition force in South Sudan to the blacklist.
A report published on Tuesday also said that the UN should determine whether several Kurdish groups, the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia, international coalitions in Syria, and the armed forces in the Philippines should be added.
The blacklist is part of the secretary-general's annual report on children in armed conflict.
In October the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen was placed on a UN blacklist for killing and maiming children, drawing fresh calls from rights groups to step up pressure on Riyadh over the conflict.