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17 Jun 2013
Statement by the President of the Security Council (Children in Armed Conflict) S/PRST/2013/8

Following the 17 June 2013 debate on Children in Armed Conflict the President of the Security Council delivered a statement reminding states of their responsibilities with regard to mass atrocity crimes and urged them to use the proper measures to hold those who perpetrate crimes accountable:

The Security Council stresses that ending impunity and holding perpetrators accountable is a crucial element in halting and preventing violations and abuses committed against children and recalls the primary responsibility of States in that regard, including to hold accountable those responsible for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other egregious crimes perpetrated against children.