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PROPOSAL FOR A CHILDREN-IN-WAR REMEMBRANCE DAY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 294: tabled on 28 June 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges the plight of children during wartime; remembers those children evacuated from the UK to various overseas countries during World WarsI andII as well as those in recent conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Libya and Syria who have suffered, and who continue to suffer loss, injury, distress, displacement and psychological trauma as a consequence of war; recognises that children have moved from a passive to a more active role in conflicts, sometimes being forced to become soldiers; calls for the Government to adopt 20 November as a Children-in-War Remembrance Day in order to bring the plight of children in war zones, past and present, into the public domain, that day being the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the General Assembly of the United Nations; and commends the efforts of the trustees of the War Child Memorial Project in erecting a permanent memorial to such children.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.