restrict US military assistance to governments that are implicated in the recruitment or use of children for their own armed forces or supported armed groups;
urge the United States to expand its efforts to help remove and rehabilitate children from armed forces and groups around the world; and,
encourage the United States to work with the international community to bring to justice armed oppositional groups that have kidnapped children for use as soldiers.
Cote D’Ivoire Democratic Republic of Congo Burundi Chad Sudan Uganda Sri Lanka Burma (Myanmar) Colombia Areas where child soldiers were active during 2006 Governments that received US military assistance during 2006 Source: US Department of State
“ The International Criminal Court is dealing with the worst crimes in the world . . . but in the first case we are highlighting child soldiers. Why? Because it is a very serious crime affecting the future of mankind. No future of our kids is forced to be soldiers-killers no future for us.” - Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court UN Photo #UNE2523 by Eskinder Debebe
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