- Geo Information asks EU what it considered UN’s Kids and Armed Battle report, what EU’s place on violation of Worldwide Juvenile Conference by India is.
- Peter Stano, lead spokesperson for EU’s exterior affairs, says safety of kids’s rights is a crucial challenge.
- Says EU has a “keen eye on” India’s violations in Kashmir.
BRUSSELS: The European Union has referred to as the “grave violations” in opposition to youngsters in Indian Occupied Kashmir an “important issue” that it has a “keen eye” on.
The violations have been highlighted just lately by the UN chief within the annual report on ‘Kids and Armed Battle’, which was launched final week by his Particular Consultant on the topic, Virginia Gamba.
Final week, UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres had expressed his concern over the “grave violations” in opposition to youngsters in Indian Occupied Kashmir and referred to as upon the Narendra Modi-led authorities to take preventive measures to guard youngsters, by ending using pellets in opposition to them.
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“I remain concerned by grave violations against children in Jammu and Kashmir and call upon the Government to take preventive measures to protect children, including by ending the use of pellets against children, ensuring that children are not associated in any way to security forces, and endorsing the Safe Schools Declaration and the Vancouver Principles,” the secretary-general had mentioned within the report.
The UN chief’s assertion was raised by Geo Information throughout a noon briefing hosted by the EU over the weekend.
The EU was requested what it considered the Kids and Armed Battle report and what the EU’s place on violation of the Worldwide Juvenile Conference by India was.
Answering the query, Peter Stano, the lead spokesperson for EU’s exterior affairs, mentioned that it was essential that the particular points mentioned by the UN within the Safety Council and their outcomes be adopted persistently.
“That is why the Security Council was formed. Therefore, the real forum for this question should be where this report was presented. However, as far as the EU is concerned, you are well aware of the basic principles with which the EU stands,” the spokesperson mentioned.
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He mentioned the rules embrace the safety of kids’s rights. “This is an important issue. We have a keen eye on this issue and the whole world is paying attention to it,” he mentioned, including that wherever such considerations come up, EU is elevating them with its respective companions. “But if that is not possible, the UN Security Council is the key to dealing with the issue,” he mentioned.
In response to the EU’s information on youngsters in armed battle, the group is based on the rules of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and basic freedoms, and the rule of regulation.
These rules are frequent to the member states. Respect for human rights options among the many key goals of the EU’s Widespread Overseas and Safety Coverage (CFSP), which incorporates the European Safety and Protection Coverage (ESDP). Respect for human rights can also be a part of the Neighborhood’s insurance policies concerning commerce and improvement co-operation and humanitarian help.
The promotion and safety of the rights of all youngsters is a precedence concern of the EU and its member states.
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