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close this bookChildren in Armed Conflicts (Item 10 of the Draft Agenda) (International Committee of the Red Cross , 1995, 20 p.)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentI. INTRODUCTION
View the documentII. PROMOTING THE STUDY “CHILD SOLDIERS”
View the documentIII. APPEALS TO ENSURE A BETTER RESPECT OF CHILDREN AND TO FOLLOW UP UNITED NATIONS INITIATIVES
View the documentIV. AGE LIMIT FOR CHILDREN’S PARTICIPATION IN HOSTILITIES
View the documentV. ACTIVITIES IN THE FIELD IN FAVOUR OF CHILDREN BY THE ICRC AND THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION
View the documentVI. PLAN OF ACTION 1996-1999
View the documentAnnex I - PLAN OF ACTION FOR THE RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT MOVEMENT
View the documentAnnex II - DRAFT RESOLUTION

Annex II - DRAFT RESOLUTION

The Council of Delegates,

recalling Resolution DC entitled “Protection of Children in Armed Conflicts” of the 25th International Conference of the Red Cross (1986), Resolution 14 of the Council of Delegates (1991) entitled “Child Soldiers” and Resolution 4 of the Council of Delegates (1993) entitled “Child Soldiers”,

recalling with appreciation the study entitled “Child soldiers” undertaken by the Henry Dunant Institute,

recalling that the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the 1977 Additional Protocols, as well as article 38 and 39 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, accord children special protection and treatment,

deeply concerned that children suffer particular hardship during armed conflicts,

taking note of the joint report of the International Federation and the ICRC on the implementation of the Resolution 4 of the Council of Delegates (1993),

1. endorses the Plan of Action on the Role of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement aimed at promoting the principle of non-participation and non-recruitment of children below the age of eighteen years and taking concrete action to protect and assist child victims of armed conflicts, prepared by the International Federation and the ICRC in cooperation with the Henry Dunant Institute,

2. urges all National Societies, the International Federation and the ICRC to implement or support the implementation of the Plan of Action,

3. requests the International Federation and the ICRC, in order to monitor and facilitate the implementation of the Plan of Action, to establish a coordinating group comprised of representatives from the International Federation, the ICRC and five National Societies implementing or supporting programs for children in armed conflict,

4. requests the International Federation and the ICRC to report on the progress in implementing the Plan of Action to the meeting of the Council of Delegates in 1999.