Guide to the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict

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UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund

Produced by UNICEF and the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, this publication is an essential guide to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child related to children in armed conflict. It describes the context surrounding its adoption, efforts supporting its objectives, key provisions and the legislative processes involved for signature and ratification or accession.The Guide aims to support child rights advocates – including government officials, child protection agencies, humanitarian workers and those involved in national coalitions – in their work to generate momentum and support for ratification and implementation of the Optional Protocol .

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