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Why is child protection central to peacekeeping?

Children suffer the most from conflicts. Many of them are abducted, recruited into the military, murdered, maimed, and various forms of child exploitation.

In many conflict-torn countries, peacekeeping missions are the largest actors on the ground, whose contributions to the protection of children are vital.

The Security Council has been addressing this issue since 1999, and since 2001, the protection of children in conflict has been included in the mandates of peacekeeping operations. Over the past ten years, peacekeeping operations have helped free thousands of child soldiers and advocated legislative reforms.

You may ask how do United Nations peacekeeping operations protect children?
Deployment of child protection advisers taking care of them.