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Strong link between child soldiers and small arms trade, UN experts say

The trade in small arms is a major factor behind the worldwide phenomenon of child soldiers, according to United Nations experts who gathered today in New York to discuss the impact of the weapons trade on society.

UNICEF concerned over possible prosecution of child soldier

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern over the possible prosecution of a detainee at Guantanamo Bay on charges of war crimes he allegedly committed when he was 15 years old.

Child recruitment continues in over one dozen countries, reports Ban Ki-moon

The recruitment and use of children in armed conflict is taking place in more than one dozen countries around the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon states in a new report, calling for further measures to combat the scourge.