United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres eliminated India from his yearly report on armed conflict effects on children after learning about India's efforts to protect children.
Since 2010, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Lake Chad Basin, Nigeria, Pakistan, and the Philippines have all been listed in the study along with India.
Initially, reports of the recruitment of teenage boys by armed organizations in Jammu and Kashmir and the detention of boys by the security forces on suspicion of connection with armed groups led to India's inclusion on the list.
In his last report, Guterres expressed appreciation for the Indian government's cooperation with his special envoy, which he said would result in the country being taken off the list of countries to worry about.
Guterres revealed that India had been left out of his latest report on children and armed conflict in 2023. This was due to the government's steps to safeguard children. In addition, he said that the United Nations had taken part in a workshop theIndian government sponsored in Jammu and Kashmir in November 2022.
Indevar Pandey, WCD (Women and Child Development) Secretary, who had been in constant touch with the UN on the matter, said, "This is a big achievement for India, having our name removed from this list after a 12-year period because many of the systems were simply not in place earlier in Jammu and Kashmir."
"The Juvenile Justice Act was not implemented, and juvenile homes were not functioning. India has cooperated closely with the UN for two years, according to Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. This shows a commitment to prevention and long-lasting safeguards for children.
According to Guterres' latest report on children and armed conflict, children continue to be disproportionately impacted by armed conflict.
The United Nations confirmed 27,180 grave breaches in 2022, of which 24,300 were committed that year. 2,880 were committed previously but discovered in 2022.
These infractions impacted eighteen thousand eight hundred ninety children across 24 scenarios and one regional monitoring arrangement.
The most frequent crimes were kidnapping, confinement, recruitment and use of children, and mutilation.
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