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(From Panafrican News Agency (PANA) Daily Newswire)
Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - UN secretary general Kofi Annan submitted a report Wednesday to the Security Council proposing an action plan for the protection of children exposed to armed conflict around the world.
According to a release from the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, this is the first time a comprehensive monitoring and compliance mechanism is being put in place for this purpose.
The Security Council will discuss the report in a public debate on 23 February.
"This is a very big day for millions of children who are being brutalised in situations of armed conflict," Under Secretary- General Olara A. Otunnu stated.
"With the launch of this international compliance regime, which records chapter and verse the conduct of parties to conflict relative to the protection of children, the international community is …