In many conflict-ridden countries, peacekeeping missions are the largest actor on the ground and their contribution is vital to protecting children. In 2019, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which enshrined the right of all children to protection from violence, including sexual abuse and exploitation in all settings. 1. Why is child protection at the heart of peacekeeping? , MICS Methodological Paper No. Conflicts disproportionately affect children. Comprehensive review of a strategy to eliminate future sexual exploitation and abuse in United Nations peacekeeping operations (24 August 2007) A/RES/59/300 Resolution adopted by the General Assembly. Unlike activities that help children develop, such as contributing to light housework or taking on a job during school holidays, child labour limits access to education and harms a child’s physical, mental and social growth. Article 16 – Freedom from exploitation, violence and abuse. The online forum was part of the United Nations' yearly evaluation of progress in achieving the world body's 17 sustainable ... and the Australian Center to Counter Child Exploitation have seen new child abuse forums established as a result of COVID-19 stay-at-home measures and have heard of other sites crashing in recent weeks due to increased traffic." Sadly, sexual violence blights hundreds of thousands of children’s lives every year at home, at school and in their communities, as well as online. The Convention defines a child as any human being under the age of eighteen, unless the age of majority is attained earlier under national legislation. The new MICS child labour module is only administered in reference to one randomly selected child within the relevant age group, rather than all children in the household. Many are subject to abductions, military recruitment, killing, maiming, and numerous forms of exploitation children. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (commonly abbreviated as the CRC or UNCRC) is an international human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. The rationale behind the changes introduced in the new MICS module can be found here: United Nations Children’s Fund, How Sensitive Are Estimates of Child Labour to Definitions? States Parties undertake to protect the child from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.