The campaign Children, Not Soldiers , an initiative of Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and UNICEF, aims to galvanize support to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children by national security forces in conflict.
There are seven countries concerned by the campaign Children, Not Soldiers because their national security forces are listed for recruitment and use of children in the Annexes of the Annual Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict.
All of them have now signed Action Plans mandated by the UN Security Council aimed at ending and preventing the recruitment and use of children in conflict.
Find out more about progress and challenges in each of the countries concerned by Children, Not Soldiers:
During the campaign, the Special Representative and UNICEF work with their UN and civil society partners to support and strengthen their engagement with the concerned Governments to ensure that they reach their goal of ending and preventing the recruitment and use of children in their security forces.
Momentum is building. The goal is within reach.
Join the Special Representative and UNICEF and find out what you can do to help reach this important goal.