Facilitated by Save The Children, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, World Vision and UNICEF
This session will focus on the scale of child recruitment and use and discuss what its potential impacts are in terms of peace and security. As 2022 marks the 15th anniversary of the Paris Principles and Commitments, that have been endorsed by 112 States to this date, this session will also examine the measures that can be put in place to not only end this phenomenon but to also prevent it.
We will hear concrete stories from the field and discuss the importance of recovery and reintegration for children’s well-being and for sustainable peace and security. We will present the findings and recommendations from a study undertaken in the Central Sahel on child recruitment and use in this region and the further actions that need to be taken to better protect affected children.