South Sudan authorities promise to release all child soldiers

Listen /

Child soldiers – UNifeed (video capture)

The South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has agreed to release all the children fighting in the country's armed forces and help them reintegrate into society.

He made the promise to Leila Zerrougi, the UN Special Representative to the Secretary-General (SRSG) for children and armed conflict during her recent visit to the country.

South Sudan is one of the eight states involved in the "Children, Not Soldiers" campaign launched by the UN Special Envoy and UNICEF.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

Duration:  2’44″

Filed under Today's Features.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

 

March 2015
M T W T F S S
« Feb    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031