This map layer presents the countries where child soldiers took part in conflicts and wars in 2017.
Example of how to read the map:
In Somalia, children participated in 2017 in violent conflicts as child soldiers.
UN Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict
The UN Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict was founded in 1996 with the aim to improve the availability of data and to increase the public awareness of violation of children's rights in conflict situations. The annual published reports distinguish between six types of crime against children (homicide and wound, recruitment and use as a child soldier, sex assaults, attacks against schools and hospitals, kidnapping, denial of humanitarian aid). If theseIn case such crimes are observed, affected countries and opposing parties are obligated obliged to cooperate and ban those with the help of a campaign.