There are said to be about 300,000 child soldiers around the world. Many of these children on average begin their military work around the age of eight. Surprisingly, both genders of children are used for armed conflict and they have had to travel to almost every part of the world for armed conflict. Most of the children dragged into this, are not matured enough to know the seriousness of what they are doing. It is very easy for them to be recruited. There is a higher chance for a child to become a child soldier if he or she is taken away from their family or if they are in a very poor condition. Sadly, many of the recruiters go to orphanages since all of the children there are poor and separated from their families. This is a very serious issue, but with the contributions of everybody around the world, these children will be able to find a safer environment to live in.
UN Involvement- The UNICEF is the group most involved with the topic of child soldiers. Other organizations involved with this issue are the UN Human Rights Sub-Commission on Conscientious Objection to Military Service and the UN Seminar on Child Labor. Many resolutions have been passed specifying the need to protect these children. The UN has even enlisted the help of the government and NGOs. Not too many groups of the UN are helping for this issue but the groups involved are putting in a lot of effort. The UN was involved with any part of the schedule that was created to make progress on the child soldiers issue. The start of ways to end this problem date all the way back to the 1950s and since then has made great progress.
Country’s Policy/ Possible Solutions- Many countries are shocked to hear of the high rate of