International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers: Joint statement by EU High Representative Josep Borrell & SRSG for Children & Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba

“Despite global commitments and efforts, children around the world continue to suffer from the consequences of conflicts and are still being used as expendable fuel of war. “Armed forces and armed groups continue to recruit and use children, tearing them away from their families and communities, cruelly stripping away their dignity and destroying their lives [...]