Myanmar signs plan with UN to prevent child soldiers

Radhika Coomaraswamy

The United Nations and the Government of Myanmar signed an action plan Wednesday to prevent the recruitment and use of child soldiers.

The plan sets a timetable and measurable activities for the release and reintegration of children associated with Government armed forces, as well as the prevention of further recruitment. It also calls for additional UN and Government programmes for affected children.

Among those witnessing the signing was the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy, who said "This is a testament but also a test of Myanmar's engagement for children, and I hope to see it through."

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