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Sudan and the United Nations sign landmark Action Plan to prevent the use of child soldiers

Tuesday 5th of April 2016 | Africa, Sudan
Juvenile Justice in the world

On Sunday the 27th of March 2016, The United Nations and the Sudanese government signed an Action Plan to prevent children from being recruited into the country’s armed forces. Both the Sudanese State Minister of Social Welfare, who signed on behalf of his country, and several UN representatives pledged their commitment to the Plan, which strives for the release of youth currently serving in the nation’s security forces and the prevention of future conscription of children. The Sudanese government has promised to cooperate with the UN and appoint members to ensure the proper implementation of the action plan.

The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) welcomes this latest effort to protect children’s rights during armed conflict. By adopting the Action Plan, the government takes an important step in complying with Sudan’s obligations under the first Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which bans all recruitment of youth not yet aged 18.

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'Children, Not Soldiers' Campaign

  • International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO). Belgian Public Utility Foundation

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  • Head Office: Rue Armand Campenhout, nº 72 bte 10. 1050. Brussels. Belgium

    Phone: 00 32 262 988 90. Fax: 00 32 262 988 99. oijj@oijj.org

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