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阻止针对儿童的战争

伦敦——二十年前的这个月,联大收到了莫桑比克前教育部长格拉萨·马谢尔的一份报告,该报告详细阐述了武装冲突对儿童的影响。这份报告记录了系统及有针对性的袭击模式,包括杀人、强奸和强制招募儿童进入武装组织,马谢尔总结道:“这里缺乏最基本的人类价值...人类已经沉沦到了几乎最深处。”

马谢尔说得不对。一代人后,人类单就道德堕落而言正在沉沦得更深。生活在冲突地区的儿童正在面对规模空前的暴力,而旨在保护他们的煞费苦心的联合国人权规则的破坏者却依然不受惩罚。

在马谢尔报告二十周年纪念日之际,国际社会必须明确界限,阻止针对儿童的战争。

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