Action is needed to halt the targeting of children in conflict zones everywhere, writes Anthony Lake.
Twenty three people were killed in two suicide bombing attacks in Nigeria over the weekend, while the country prepares for elections in February.
Werner Groenewald dedicated 12 years of his life in Kabul, Afghanistan before he and his two children were killed by Taliban suicide bombers.
Four gunmen opened fire on guests in a luxury Kabul hotel restaurant in the latest violent attack in Afghanistan's capital city.
The government has spoken out against two suicide bombings in the Russian town of Volgograd, in which over 30 people died and many were injured.
President Vladimir Putin has ordered tighter security from law enforcement agencies after a second bomb exploded in the country in just three days.
A Taliban suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-packed vehicle next to a Nato military convoy in Kabul, say officials.
A suicide bomber on a bicycle has killed nine people outside the defence ministry in Kabul during a visit by new US defence secretary Chuck Hagel.
Two suicide bombers walked into a restaurant in central Mogadishu and killed at least 15 people on Thursday, police said.
A suicide bomber detonated explosives near the heavily barricaded Nato headquarters in Kabul on Saturday, Nato and local officials said.
A suicide bomber killed seven officers as they arrived at a colleague's funeral in Russia's North Caucasus, soon after gunmen opened fire in a mosque.
Damascus has been hit by a suicide bomb, killing 25 and wounding dozens, with state media blaming 'terrorists' for the second such attack.
Suicide bombers hit two security service bases in Damascus on Friday killing 30 people and wounding 55 others, state television reported.
Several explosions ripped through Nigeria's troubled northeastern city of Maiduguri, including a suicide bomb attack on military offices.
The last time Nairobi was bombed, in December, the would-be attacker got edgy and dropped his grenade. Three people, including the bomber, died.
A slew of bombings targeted Iraqi police in Baghdad, including blasts by two suicide bombers, killing 25 people and wounding dozens more.
The suicide bomber, his faced cloaked in black, solemnly approaches a line of comrades, hugging each one in turn. Wailing jihadi chants fill the air.
A suicide bomber blew himself up among a crowd of police recruits in the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Tuesday, killing about 50 people.