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Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 5.40 GMT
Child Soldiers

Sri Lanka no longer in UN annual report


Sri Lanka has been taken off from the UN Secretary General’s annual report on children in armed conflict, the UN announced.

“Sri Lanka is no longer included following the delisting of all parties within their territories in 2012,” the report which was released on Wednesday in New York stated.

It said that, “during the previous reporting period, all parties in Nepal and Sri Lanka were delisted after full implementation of their action plans. In 2012, no further violations were recorded by any party in those country situations.”

The UN Working Group in December, 2012 adopted the "Draft conclusions on the situation of children and armed conflict in Sri Lanka" thereby closing the dossier on Sri Lanka in the Security Council.

In June 2012, Sri Lanka delisted from the UN the Secretary-General's "List of Shame" that lists countries where children are involved in armed conflict, saying the island nation "successfully completed Security Council-mandated programmes to end the recruitment and use of children".





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