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07 Jan 2019 description

Children continue to pay a high price in today’s global conflicts. The recruitment and use of children remains a hallmark of war and the UN Secretary-General’s 2018 annual report, released in June, listed 56 non-state armed groups and seven state armed forces for recruiting and using child soldiers in 2017.

30 Mar 2016 description

The recruitment of children and their use in hostilities by non-state armed groups has been a serious problem for decades. Despite the scale of the problem, few sustained national and international efforts have been concentrated on tackling this serious concern. In its report A law unto themselves?

25 Jun 2013 description

Press Release

Chad’s renewed commitment to implement the Action Plan must be accompanied by tangible actions and strong, sustained UN involvement

London, 25 June 2013

13 May 2013 description

The international community should increase pressure on Chad to end child recruitment before it is allowed to contribute to the UN peacekeeping force in Mali

London, 13 May 2013

The Chadian government should take significant and meaningful steps to fully implement a 2011 Action Plan to end the recruitment of children before Chad is invited to contribute troops to the future UN peacekeeping force in Mali.

15 Apr 2013 description

This briefing provides Child Soldiers International’s assessment of the implementation of the main commitments of the Chadian government's signed 2011 Action Plan. On the basis of this assessment, Child Soldiers International makes a series of recommendations to the Chadian government to adopt concrete measures to strengthen recruitment procedures, monitoring and accountability.