Model United Nations; Resolution: Demobilization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Child Soldiers

Topics: Military, Army, Amnesty International Pages: 3 (652 words) Published: October 20, 2010
FORUM: General Assembly
QUESTION OF: Child Soldiers: demobilization, rehabilitation and reintegration SUBMITTED BY: Amnesty International
CO-SUBMITTED BY: The Democratic Republic of the Philippines, Republic of South Africa and Republic of Angola THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
Aware that the Coalition's estimates over 8,000 children were still fighting in 2005 in the nations of Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea,

Fully Alarmed that there are over 300,000 child soldiers currently serving in the East Asia and Pacific Region (Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines),

Deeply disturbed by the numerous human rights being violated by rebel and militia armies in their recruiting of child soldiers (Human Rights Number 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 14, 16, 24, 25, 26 and 30 are the rights being broken),

Recognizing the use of illegal substances to keep the child soldiers subdued and cooperative,

Concerned that, children as young as seven are taken away from their families and comfort of their homes, and are then subjected an environment lacking in food, shelter and clothing,

Emphasizing the displacement of the children when they are left by the militia they once worked for,

Observing the emotional and psychological effect on the children that survive the ordeal of being a child soldier,

Having examined statistics, most children recruited under the age of 15 are found in non-governmental military organizations (guerillas),

Deploring the cases of female children being abducted and raped by other child soldiers,

Noting with approval the acts of NGOs such as UNICEF and Invisible Children in their efforts to support the demobilization, rehabilitation and reintegration of child soldiers through providing aid to the children as well as raising awareness to the international community,

Expressing appreciation to the nations that have adapted the law that children under the age of 18 are not illegible to join the army,...
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