Another step has been taken by the United Nations in its attempt to halt the recruitment of children into the armed forces in Yemen. In the first ever report focused specifically on Yemen, The Secretary General for Children and Armed-Conflict called on the Yemeni government to implement an action plan aimed at ending the repeated international law and child-rights violations against Yemeni children.
Despite a long history of child-recruitment in Yemen, the UN did not focus on the issue until 2010. The UN has recently ramped up efforts to more clearly identify the magnitude of the problem with the 2012 implementation of the Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting charged with “systematic monitoring and reporting of grave child rights violations.” This has included initiatives such as the assessment of schools and the training of local private organizations to effectively report and track child-rights violations.
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| Posted by Dillon A. Redding on Mon. October 7, 2013 8:00 AM
Categories: International Human Rights, Yemen