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[op. 10] ... requests Member States, United Nations peacekeeping, peacebuilding and political missions and United Nations country teams, and calls on regional and subregional bodies, within their respective mandates and in close cooperation with the Governments of the countries concerned, to establish appropriate strategies and coordination mechanisms for information exchange and cooperation on child protection concerns, in particular on cross-border issues, ... [op. 16] ... (a) Urges all parties to armed conflict to respect the civilian character of schools in accordance with international humanitarian law; (b) Encourages Member States to take concrete measures to deter the use of schools by armed forces and non-State armed groups in contravention of applicable international law; (c) Urges Member States to ensure that attacks on schools in contravention of international humanitarian law are investigated and those responsible duly prosecuted; (d) Calls upon United Nations country-level task forces to enhance the monitoring and reporting on the military use of schools; [op. 25] Urges concerned Member States, when undertaking security sector reforms, to mainstream child protection and ensure that the specific needs of girls and boys are fully taken into account, such as the inclusion of child protection in military training and standard operating procedures, including on the handover of children to relevant civilian child protection actors, the establishment of child protection units in national security forces, and the strengthening of effective age assessment mechanisms to prevent underage recruitment, while stressing in the latter regard the importance of ensuring universal birth registration, including late birth registration which should remain an exception; [op. 29] ... calls on Member States that have not yet done so to ratify [the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict];

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Decides further that the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and [UN Mission], at the request of [Government of affected country], ... shall ... (f) ... assist [Government of affected country] and United Nations Country Team efforts to strengthen child protection, including the rehabilitation and reintegration of children;

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[op. 13] Underlines the importance of swift implementation of [plans to redesign security sector architecture in affected country], in order to develop [affected country]-led security institutions and forces, both military and civilian, that are capable, affordable, acceptable and accountable with the ability to provide security and protection to the people of [affected country], in particular to deliver effective security and protection for women, children and persons in vulnerable situations, as part of a comprehensive approach to security, and emphasises the vital importance of the rule of law and civilian oversight of security forces complying with international humanitarian and human rights law as applicable, in particular with respect to ending and preventing recruitment, re-recruitment and the use of children in armed conflict;]; [op. 27] ... calling on [Government of affected country] to implement fully the Convention of the Rights of the Child 1989, and the Action Plans signed in [year], the recently adopted [order applicable to affected country’s armed forces on the protection of children before, during and after operations] and Standard Operating Procedures on the handover of children,] and underscores the need to strengthen the legal and operational framework for the protection of children, including by ratification of or accession to its Optional Protocols;

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... strongly urges all parties to the conflict to implement the actions called for in [relevant Conclusions adopted by Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict], including the immediate release of all children in their ranks, welcomes the recent release of children by some groups, calls on all armed groups to swiftly release other children in their ranks ...

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... requests [UN Mission] to continue to support efforts to strengthen the protection of children affected by armed conflict, including engagement with [Government of affected country] to fully implement [relevant action plan and road map for implementation], and actions to address other violations and abuses, including sexual violence against children, and requests the Secretary-General to continue to give priority to the child protection activities and capacity of [UN Mission] and to include in his future reports the matter of children and armed conflict in the country in line with the relevant Security Council resolutions;

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[op. 42] Decides that the mandate of [UN Mission] shall include the following priority tasks: (a) Protection of civilians ... (iii) To provide specific protection for women and children affected by armed conflict, including through the deployment of Child Protection Advisers, Women Protection Advisers and Gender Advisers; ... [op. 50] Requests [UN Mission] to take fully into account child protection as a cross-cutting issue throughout its mandate and to assist [affected country’s authorities] in ensuring that the protection of children’s rights is taken into account, inter alia, in DDR and DDR/R processes and in SSR in order to end and prevent violations and abuses against children;

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Urges the full implementation of [directive applicable to military component of Security Council-authorized regional Mission], in particular on the protection of children’s rights during and after operations and to comply with the standard operating procedures for the reception and handover of children separated from armed groups in [affected country] signed by [Government of affected country];

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... urges all parties to the conflict to implement the conclusions on Children and Armed Conflict agreed by the Security Council Working Group on Armed Conflict, adopted on [date]; and requests the Secretary-General to ensure: (a) continued monitoring and reporting of the situation of children in [area of affected country] including through the deployment of Child Protection Advisers and requests the Secretary-General to include information on this in his reporting to the Council; and (b) continued dialogue with the parties to the conflict towards the development and implementation of [existing action plans to prevent and put an end to grave violations against children], in accordance with resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions on children and armed conflict;

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Reaffirms that States bear the primary responsibility for protection of civilians and recognizes the important role that United Nations Police Components can play, where and as mandated, in the protection of civilians, including in preventing ... violations and abuses against children in the context of conflict and post-conflict situations, ... and in this regard ... (c) Reiterates that the protection of children in armed conflict should be an important aspect of any comprehensive strategy to resolve conflict and build peace and of capacity-building efforts in support of host-State police, law enforcement agencies and, where appropriate, juvenile justice systems; underscoring in this regard the importance of specialized predeployment and in-mission training on mission-specific child protection and on appropriate comprehensive child-sensitive prevention and protection responses, as well as monitoring and reporting on violations and abuses committed against children, and stressing the importance of enhancing coordination between Police Components and Child Protection Advisers as well as Gender and Women Protection Advisers as outlined in all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions;

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... demands that all relevant parties ... take special measures to protect children.

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Decides that the mandate of [UN Mission] shall include the following immediate priority tasks ... (b) Promotion and protection of human rights ... (ii) To monitor, help investigate and report on violations and abuses committed against children and women, including rape and other forms of sexual violence in armed conflict

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Decides that until [date], the mandate of [UN mission] shall be the following: ... (d) Support for compliance with international humanitarian and human rights law ... – To support efforts by [affected country’s] authorities to strengthen [affected country’s] national capacities to promote and protect human rights, with special attention to grave violations and abuses committed against children and women;

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Decides that the mandate of UN Mission shall be as follows, and authorizes UN Mission to use all necessary means to perform the following tasks: ... (b) Monitoring and investigating human rights: (ii) To monitor, investigate, verify and report specifically and publicly on violations and abuses committed against children and women, including all forms of sexual and gender-based violence in armed conflict by accelerating the implementation of monitoring, analysis and reporting arrangements on conflict-related sexual violence and by strengthening the monitoring and reporting mechanism for violations against children;

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Reiterates its requests to the Secretary-General to continue to submit comprehensive annual reports to the Council on the implementation of its resolutions and Presidential statements on children and armed conflict and to ensure that in all his reports on country-specific situations the matter of children and armed conflict is included as specific aspect of the report

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Urges for the immediate, safe and unconditional release of abducted children by all Parties to conflict and encourages Member States, United Nations entities, and regional and sub-regional organizations to undertake relevant efforts to obtain the safe release of abducted children, including through establishing standard operating procedures on the handover of children to relevant civilian child protection actors, as well as to seek to ensure their family reunification, rehabilitation and reintegration

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Recalls paragraph 16 of its resolution 1379 (2001) and requests the Secretary-General also to include in the annexes to his reports on children and armed conflict those parties to armed conflict that engage, in contravention of applicable international law, in patterns of abduction of children in situations of armed conflict, bearing in mind all other violations and abuses against children, and notes that the present paragraph will apply to situations in accordance with the conditions set out in paragraph 16 of its resolution 1379 (2001)

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Calls upon all parties to armed conflict in [affected country], including [armed group] elements and [armed group] elements, to issue clear orders prohibiting all violations and abuses committed against children, in violation of applicable international law, including those involving their recruitment and use, rape and sexual violence, killing and maiming, abductions and attacks on schools and hospitals and further calls upon [national authorities] to investigate swiftly alleged violations and abuses in order to hold perpetrators accountable and to ensure that those responsible for such violations and abuses are excluded from the security sector

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Requests [UN Mission] to take fully into account child protection as a cross-cutting issue throughout its mandate and to assist the Government of [affected country] in ensuring that the protection of children’s rights is taken into account, inter alia, in DDR processes and in SSR as well as during interventions leading to the separation of children from [national army] and armed groups in order to end and prevent violations and abuses against children, including those involving detention, including temporary, of children by [national army]

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Decides to extend [UN Mission]’s mandate for a period of [duration] as follows: ... (d) To help build the capacity of the ... Government of [affected country] to: ... (ii) Promote child protection and to implement the relevant ... Government action plans on children and armed conflict, including through the provision of Child Protection Advisers; (iv) Strengthen [affected country]’s justice institutions and to help ensure accountability in particular with respect to crimes against women and children (e) To monitor, help investigate and report to the Council on, and help prevent: (ii) Any violations or abuses committed against children in [affected country]

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Encourages pertinent regional and subregional organizations and arrangements to help address the widespread impact of armed conflict on children, invites them to continue the mainstreaming of child protection into their advocacy, policies, programmes and mission planning, the development and expansion of guidelines to protect children affected by armed conflict as well as the training of personnel and the inclusion of child protection staff in their peacekeeping and field operations, and reiterates its call for the establishment of child protection mechanisms within their secretariats, including through the appointment of child protection focal points

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Urges all United Nations entities, including peacekeeping missions, political missions, peacebuilding offices, United Nations offices, agencies, funds and programmes to give full attention to violations against children in the application of the human rights due diligence policy on United Nations support to non-United Nations security forces

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Recommends that Member States include child protection in military training and standard operating procedures, as well as in military guidance as appropriate; recommends further that United Nations entities and United Nations peacekeeping troop and police-contributing countries undertake targeted and operational trainings for the preparation of United Nations mission personnel including troop and police contingents on their contribution in preventing violations against children so as to give all mission personnel the ability to effectively recognize, report and respond to violations and abuses committed against children and to successfully support child protection activities for better implementation of their respective mandates

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Urges further all parties concerned, including Member States, United Nations entities, as well as financial institutions to support, as appropriate, bearing in mind national ownership, the development and strengthening of the capacities of national institutions and local civil society networks for advocacy, protection and rehabilitation of children affected by armed conflict as well as national accountability mechanisms, including building investigative and prosecutorial capacities and the adoption of legislation criminalizing violations and abuses committed against children affected by armed conflict

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... further requests the Secretary-General to strengthen child protection in United Nations system activities in the [affected country] including through the continued deployment of child protection advisors within [the Mission], and ensure continued monitoring and reporting of the situation of children, and welcomes the work of the United Nations country task force on the monitoring and reporting mechanism established in [month / year];

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The Security Council reaffirms the important role being played by child protection advisers in peacekeeping, peacebuilding and political missions deployed in line with the Council’s relevant country-specific resolutions and in accordance with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations’ (DPKO) Policy Directive on Mainstreaming the Protection Rights and Wellbeing of Children affected by Armed Conflict and in this regard expresses its intention to further strengthen provisions for the protection of children in all mandates of relevant United Nations peacekeeping, peacebuilding and political missions, including through ensuring the consistent deployment of child protection advisors.

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