Chad soon to be removed from UN 'name and shame' list

child soldiers

child soldiers

Chad will soon be taken off the United Nations' "list of shame" which names countries that use child soldiers, according to Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.

The UN publishes a list of the world's "most persistent violators" of children's rights.

Chad has recently agreed to an action plan to stop recruiting and using child soldiers in combat.

Mr. Ban Ki-moon says that proactive efforts of the United Nations, governments, civil society and non-governmental organizations on previous listed violations have yielded positive results.

"The recent signature of Action Plans in Chad and Afghanistan provide further examples. I commend the Government of Chad for undertaking to separate all children associated with its security forces, in line with Security Council Resolution 1612. Once the Action Plan is implemented, Chad will be removed from the "list of shame" and from the agenda of the Security Council Working Group".

The Secretary-General invites other countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, Sudan and Somalia to follow suit.

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