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The military use of children takes place all over the world. The 2014 annual report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict presents information about grave violations committed against children in 23 country situations.

For children forced to fight, their childhoods are stolen. They face severe challenges reintegrating into a peacetime society, need extensive psychological support, and have limited economic opportunity due to missed formal education.

Children are the key to any nation's stability and success. They should have the opportunity to grow and learn and pursue their dreams so they and their nation can prosper.

Sign the petition to show your support for the Children, Not Soldiers campaign led by Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and UNICEF, which seeks to galvanize support to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children by national security forces by 2016. Together, we can make our world a more peaceful and humane place!

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Dear Secretary Zerrougui and UNICEF,

I am writing to show my support for your Children, Not Soldiers initiative. The use of children in war and the military robs the young people of their most formative years and leaves enduring physical, emotional, and psychological scars on the innocent.

Children are the key to any nation's stability and success. They should have the opportunity to grow and learn and pursue their dreams so they and their nation can prosper. By creating Children, Not Soldiers, you are helping the world to become better aware of the plight of child soldiers.

You are a voice for the voiceless and exploited. Your work is to be commended.

Thank you for dedicating your time, talent, and resources to this issue.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Sep 20, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Sep 13, 2017 Jen vonSchlieder
Sep 10, 2017 Luis Chelotti
Sep 8, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Sep 8, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Sep 8, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Aug 29, 2017 robert dowling
Aug 27, 2017 p perry
Aug 27, 2017 choky alvarez
Aug 27, 2017 Dalma Bugg
Aug 27, 2017 Sandra Zeigler
Aug 27, 2017 Lori Hernandez
Aug 25, 2017 Patti Mealy
Aug 23, 2017 Dìane van Weelie
Aug 23, 2017 Inês Correia
Aug 15, 2017 Marina Heilman signed yesterday but there are no siggies from yesterday, so signing again... Man up & fight your own wars; let the children grow up!
Aug 15, 2017 Robin Sellers
Aug 15, 2017 Bernadette van der Loo
Aug 15, 2017 Lynn Sentenn
Aug 15, 2017 Andrea Kibble
Aug 15, 2017 Kathryn Tarpey
Aug 15, 2017 (Name not displayed) Everyone deserves a childhood--we are all God's creatures
Aug 15, 2017 Dorothee Mulhausen
Aug 15, 2017 carl hayes
Aug 15, 2017 (Name not displayed) I am writing to show my support for your Children, Not Soldiers initiative. The use of children in war and the military robs the young people of their most formative years and leaves enduring physical, emotional, and psychological scars on the innocent.
Aug 12, 2017 Terri Engblom
Aug 12, 2017 Mary Delger
Aug 9, 2017 Donna Channen
Aug 9, 2017 Rhonda Finlayson I am writing to show my support for your Children, Not Soldiers initiative. The use of children in war and the military robs the young people of their most formative years and leaves enduring physical, emotional, and psychological scars on the innocent.
Aug 9, 2017 Jerrey Weiss
Aug 9, 2017 Annicka Chetty
Aug 9, 2017 Roxie Pranger Children don't have the opportunity to be childlike much these days! Give them hope - not make them into soldiers! This is an atrocity!
Aug 9, 2017 Bernadete Lemes de Sá
Aug 9, 2017 Barbara Guedes
Aug 9, 2017 Caroline Bekmessian Pinheiro
Aug 9, 2017 Orlando Linhares
Aug 9, 2017 Alsira de Lima Guedes
Aug 9, 2017 Geraldo Azevedo
Aug 9, 2017 Wagner Pessoa
Aug 9, 2017 Luciano Bitencourt
Aug 9, 2017 Raquel Nakaza
Aug 9, 2017 Apostle Kontos
Aug 9, 2017 Stephen Wilde
Aug 9, 2017 Robert Furem
Aug 9, 2017 chris mcCormick
Aug 9, 2017 Debra Ryan Please let children keep their innocence and wonder. That is so needed in this world
Aug 9, 2017 Linda Wright
Aug 9, 2017 Thomas Windberg
Aug 9, 2017 jean jakusz #ChildrenNOTSoldiers Children are the key to any nation's stability and success. They should have the opportunity to grow and learn and pursue their dreams so they and their nation can prosper.
Aug 9, 2017 donna selquist

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