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Child Soldiers List : Pakistan on child soldier recruitment list ( See key points & facts)

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The United State of America has added Pakistan and 14 other countries to a Child Soldier Recruitment list.
List of this year :
  • Pakistan
  • Turkey
  • Afghanistan
  • Myanmar
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Nigeria
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Syria
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen.

Key points :

  • The US Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CSPA) requires the publication in the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report a list of foreign governments that have recruited or used child soldiers during the previous year (April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021).
  • The recruitment or use of children below age of 15 as soldiers is prohibited by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child ( CRC ).
  • It also prohibits the issuance of licenses for direct commercial sales of military equipment to such governments.
  • It also includes any such person who is serving in any capacity, including in a support role, such as a “cook, porter, messenger, medic, guard or sex slave.”

Facts :

  • The United States Congress adopted the CSPA in 2008.
  • The UN verified that over 7,000 children had been recruited and used as soldiers in 2019 alone.
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