Following a mission to Afghanistan, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict welcomes the Government’s commitment to fully implement its Action Plan to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in the national security forces.

“The political will and progress I have seen on the ground are encouraging. The Government’s commitment will be instrumental to turn the page on the recruitment and use of children in the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF),” stated Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, in a press release.