Global Child Health

21 October 2023


At the 2023 Annual General Meeting, ACAH resolved to support the following paragraph on violence against children.

“ISSOP condemns, in the most forceful terms possible, all acts of mass violence—in particular those perpetrated against civilians and children. There are no acceptable justifications or rationalizations to legitimize indiscriminate violence. Violence generates more violence. Pain generates more pain. And children suffer disproportionately as the victims.”

“The Academy of Child and Adolescent Health strongly endorses The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons that came into force on January 22, 2021.

The Treaty puts nuclear weapons in the same category as other inhumane weapons that have been banned such as biologic and chemical weapons, cluster bombs and antipersonnel land mines. It makes the development, possession and use of nuclear weapons illegal for states parties to the Treaty. Over 50 nations, including New Zealand have ratified the Treaty. Australia has not.”

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The Academy of Child and Adolescent Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.