- Gordon Brown: War crimes against children are rapidly increasing and perpetrators must be held responsible for them
- In Syria, schools have even become military targets and Russia has been implicated in the violence, he writes
Gordon Brown is the UN Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)It may not have been the dominant headline, but make no mistake -- 2016 was the year when mass atrocities against children became the new normal.