World Chronicle 888: Olara A. Otunnu, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

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22-Jan-2003 00:28:05
Michael Littlejohns interviews Olara A. Otunnu, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, for World Chronicle program 888.

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GROWING UP IN WAR

In the last decade, two million children have died in war, and many more have suffered serious injuries and trauma or been orphaned. Protecting the rights of children — one of the UN's top priorities - has always been difficult in times of war, all the more so in those conflicts where an estimated 300,000 child soldiers continue to be recruited and used. What international standards are there for recruiting young people into the military, and for having them serve in combat? Can the UN deal with child combatants who are recruited by rebel groups, not national armies? Is enough being done to help former child soldiers resume normal life? In this edition of World Chronicle, featuring a special video report on child soldiers in Sierra Leone, these questions are explored with the help of Olara A. Otunnu, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.
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Livingston Hinckley, Director
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Michele Zaccheo, Executive Producer; Michael Littlejohns, Moderator; Joe Salter/Doug Wood, Music; Mechthild Schmidt, Graphics; Richard Lipton, Technical Director; Brian Walshe, Lights; Jim Fasino, Mike Messina, James DeStefan, Camera; Charles Rini, Brian Osborn, Cheryl Taylor, Videotape; Dave Ganz, Video; Gary Roth, Audio; Damien Corrigan, Electronic Graphics; Saliha Bouima, Production Assistant; Guillermo Ortiz, Floor Manager; Angela Zubrzycki, Assistant Director
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827868
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2122832
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