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Blood Dripping Diamonds

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Blood diamonds are “those sold in order to fund armed conflict and civil war.” Also called conflict diamonds, the United Nations (UN) defined these gems during the 1990s as “any diamond that is mined in areas controlled by forces opposed to the legitimate, internationally recognized government of a country and that is sold to fund military action against that government”.

MAKING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN A VISIBLE FIGHT AT THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

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Among children’s rights, the right to live in a violent-free environment is essential and was discussed at the 28th session of the Human Rights Council, on 11 March 2015. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children, Ms. Marta Santos Pais, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict, Ms.

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