Children place a poster on the grave of a child killed in an air attack by the Saudi-led coalition on a bus in Saada, Yemen, in August 2018 [File: Naif Rahma/Reuters]

In the coming days, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will finalise his annual list of governments and armed groups that have committed grave violations against children in armed conflict.

A party can be listed for one or several violations, including rape, killing and maiming, and recruiting children as soldiers. The list is one of the UN’s most effective tools for the protection of children in armed conflict, because it involves a consequence that perpetrators dread and seek to avoid: their public naming and shaming before the whole world.

The “list of shame” is

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