September 25, 2017

LOCAL STATEMENT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AND EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATE EMBASSIES ACCREDITED TO MYANMAR/BURMA

The Heads of Missions of the European Union accredited to Myanmar/Burma warmly welcome the ratification, on 28 September 2015, of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict.
This ratification reinforces the global trend towards eliminating the recruitment of children into armed forces. Children affected by armed conflict remain among the top human rights priorities of the European Union (EU). Armed conflicts still affect a great number of children and pose a serious threat to their survival, development and life opportunities.
The ratification of the Optional Protocol is an important step. The European Union encourages the Government to further improve the promotion and protection of human rights in the country.
The EU stands ready to offer support in implementing the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict.
Note: The European Union consists of 28 member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.

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