Child Soldiers International

Enfants Soldats International

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History

Founded 1998, as Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers -- Coalition pour mettre fin à l'utilisation d'enfants soldats -- Coalición para Acabar con Impedir la Utilización de Niños Soldados, by a coalition of human rights and humanitarian organizations: Amnesty International (AI); Defence for Children International (DCI); Human Rights Watch (HRW); Terre des Hommes International Federation (TDHIF); Save the Children International; Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS); Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO); World Vision International (WVI). Previous Spanish title: Coalición para Impedir la Utilización de Niños Soldados. Original purpose was to campaign for a human rights treaty to prevent the military recruitment of children or their use in hostilities, namely Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (CRC-OP-AC) which entered into force in 2002. Became an independent organization in 2011. UK Registered Charity No: 1095237.

Aims

End all forms of military recruitment or use in hostilities, in any capacity, of any person under the age of 18 by state armed forces and non-state armed groups, as well as other human rights abuses resulting from their recruitment and use.

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Advocacy/lobbying/activism; research/documentation.

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Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Infants
  • Defence
    • Military Forces

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F4667

Last News Received

1. Jun 2018
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