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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

Aug 9, 2018 Mary Sier
Aug 5, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Aug 1, 2018 Amanda Stogner
Jul 26, 2018 Brianna Anepete
Jul 22, 2018 Carmen Blakely
Jul 22, 2018 Brandon Juhl
Jul 18, 2018 Lynn Pascente
Jul 11, 2018 Christina Arnemann
Jul 10, 2018 Kristin Trager
Jul 10, 2018 Becky Kosher
Jul 10, 2018 tye block
Jul 10, 2018 Carol Painter
Jul 10, 2018 Jennifer Kulp
Jul 3, 2018 Fawn Mcconnell
Jul 1, 2018 Diane Gravette
Jul 1, 2018 Lois Freeman
Jun 25, 2018 Tina T Burnham
Jun 17, 2018 Rose Atherton Anyone who would subject a child to war is a sick and cowardly ********. This kind of treatment towards children needs to be stopped, pronto!
Jun 12, 2018 Richard Atkinson
Jun 9, 2018 Lens Lucas
Jun 9, 2018 Wanda Anthony
Jun 7, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
Jun 2, 2018 Lois Roach
Jun 2, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
Jun 2, 2018 connie Elliott
Jun 2, 2018 Carrie Phyliky Rimes
Jun 2, 2018 Patricia Rister
Jun 2, 2018 alan harper
May 23, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 20, 2018 Richard Rheder
May 20, 2018 Haley Svec
May 20, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
May 15, 2018 martha griffith I can't even express my horror at this happening. We shouldn't be signing petitions about just shouldn't be happening.
May 14, 2018 Susan Fisher
May 14, 2018 David Pascoe
May 14, 2018 Quentin Fischer
May 14, 2018 Anne Havard
May 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 8, 2018 Richard Bosboom
May 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 6, 2018 Richard Han
May 5, 2018 Julie du Bois
May 4, 2018 suzanne caruso
May 4, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 3, 2018 Dianne Brekhus
May 1, 2018 Sheila Spencer-Stover The on continually .There's an old saying, "As the Twig is Bent, so Grows tmadness overtaking our world/ children has to stop. Only by educating, treating our children with respect/ decency can we end the genocide/ murder going on daily. "As th
Apr 28, 2018 Candi Gaona
Apr 20, 2018 Linda Wilson

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