oa Arms Control : Africa - Banning the use of children as soldiers



January of 2003, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted resolution 1460, heralding what Secretary-General Kofi Anan has called the ""era of application"" of the ban on the use of children as soldiers. The resolution follows a report submitted to the Security Council in November 2002 that names 23 parties where children are being employed as soldiers, including rebel and government forces in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Liberia and Somalia, as well as Colombia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sudan, northern Uganda and Sri Lanka where children participate in fighting forces.


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