Child Soldiers 1379 Report

This report examines 72 different parties to armed conflict that are using children as soldiers, and more than 25 others in which children are at serious risk. The report includes concrete recommendations for each situation and calls upon the international community to start turning its promises into practice.

Questioning the adequacy of UN Security Council Resolution 1379, defining who is a party to an armed conflict and what constitutes use of children as soldiers, the report highlights the many more situations in which children suffer.

The report is based on extensive research on more than 180 countries and territories between 1999 and September 2002, as well as the provision of information by national, regional and international members of the Coalition.