Jan Egeland said that despite the UN's efforts, women were still being raped as a matter of course, children were being recruited as soldiers, and defenseless civilians were being killed.
Egeland told the Security Council on June 28 that in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries, civilians continued to bear the full brunt of conflict and terror attacks.
(with material from AP)
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