UN Security Council condemns recruitment of child soldiers

The United Nations Security Council today condemned the recruitment of child soldiers and called on Secretary-General Kofi Annan to create a monitoring mechanism, preferably within three months, "to provide timely objective, accurate and reliable information on the recruitment and use of child soldiers in violation of applicable international law."

Liberia: UN Envoy and sports star visit disarmed child soldiers

The head of the United Nations mission in Liberia, Jacques Paul Klein, and a UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador, Liberian-born former international soccer star George Weah, today visited demobilized child soldiers at an interim care centre in the West African country and encouraged them to rejoin their families and go back to school.