1. Children are mostly invisible in the successive processes and resultant agreements that constitute peacemaking. Its extremity is laid bare by a cursory review of collections of peace agreements.Of the close to eight hundred peace agreements in the United Nations database, ninety-five include a reference to children, for example.
2. Yet there is an international legal obligation to affirm children’s legal standing as subject of human rights and give effect to those rights in the successive processes and through the resultant agreements that constitute peacemaking, as reaffirmed by treaty and Charter bodies.