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EGYPT SECURITY COUNCIL Children & Armed Conflict

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Egypt understands that there is no conceivable future without our children and we must therefore take swift and decisive actions to curb this problem which continues to plague our societies.

As a nation we believe in the rights and justice for all civilians. Children and armed conflict is a matter at hand that we definitely do not take lightly. Everyone deserves the best start in life, which is what we aim to work towards in providing security for our most vulnerable; our children. The effect of armed conflict causes great physical, emotional and intellectual impairment that are inflicted for a lifetime. The economic benefits of investing in children today will ensure the well-being and productivity of future generations for decades to come. The Security Council of Egypt strongly condemns targeting of children in situations of armed conflict, including the...