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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.


Petition Signatures

Apr 27, 2017 Sharon Anderson
Apr 25, 2017 steven rule
Apr 23, 2017 Cynthia Quast
Apr 23, 2017 Kara Walmsley
Apr 12, 2017 Kathryn Ewart
Apr 11, 2017 Laura Vanesa García
Apr 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2017 Susannah Gelbart
Apr 10, 2017 Diane McMahon
Apr 10, 2017 Pam Hartje
Apr 2, 2017 Jennifer Banta
Mar 21, 2017 Lisa Briggs
Mar 21, 2017 k v
Mar 19, 2017 Sibrina Russell
Mar 15, 2017 Odette Soum
Mar 15, 2017 milène aribert
Mar 14, 2017 Susan Hinger
Mar 13, 2017 kapil suranga
Mar 13, 2017 Aude Mongiatti
Mar 11, 2017 Barb Breese
Mar 10, 2017 Corey Williams
Mar 10, 2017 Rosa Pereira
Mar 7, 2017 Jessica Pantaleo
Mar 7, 2017 Leslie Tawnamaia
Feb 26, 2017 Ben Simons
Feb 25, 2017 Jimmie Lynne Berry
Feb 24, 2017 Laura Wopp Children need to discover the wonder of life -- not the horrors of death & war
Feb 23, 2017 JODI ABEL
Feb 23, 2017 Joyce Haskins
Feb 23, 2017 Liz Cooper
Feb 22, 2017 Emmanuel Xerias
Feb 20, 2017 Dee Ann Neely
Feb 20, 2017 Cindy Ray
Feb 17, 2017 Miska Knezevic
Feb 9, 2017 Jasmine Vaught
Feb 7, 2017 Beverly Folkes
Feb 7, 2017 Rosina Cespedes
Feb 5, 2017 Jane Gilmore
Feb 5, 2017 Thomas Lee Boles I don't care if child recruiters call themselves sanctimonious claptrap like "God's Resistance Army." It's devil's work
Feb 5, 2017 Hillary Maurer
Feb 5, 2017 Susan Hinckley-Porter
Feb 5, 2017 Stacey Govito
Jan 31, 2017 Darren Frale
Jan 28, 2017 Richard Cooper
Jan 26, 2017 R. Denis Cole
Jan 25, 2017 John Seriot
Jan 24, 2017 Marinella Ragosta
Jan 22, 2017 Teresa Tarin

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