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UN calls on Myanmar to accelerate release of child soldiers

Many children who once worked for armed groups need reintegration help, according to children's rights NGOs. Photo: Naresh Newar/IRINThe United Nations has welcomed the release of 42 children by the Myanmar Armed Forces, known as the Tatmadaw, and called for accelerating the discharge of remaining children within the ranks of the army. The children were released to their families on Sunday in the presence of senior Government officials as well as representatives from the UN Children’s Fund Continue reading

UN Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict

Office of the Special Representative Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict picture from websiteThe annual report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict highlights progress made in 2012 to protect children living in countries affected by conflict, but also documents how the evolving character and tactics of war are creating unprecedented threats for them. Continue reading