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On Preventing the Use and Recruitment of Child Soldiers

The purpose of the Vancouver Principles is to prioritize and further operationalize child protection within UN peacekeeping with a focus on preventing the recruitment and use of child soldiers.

The Vancouver Principles are designed to build upon and complement the existing framework on peacekeeping and child protection, including the Paris Principles and relevant Security Council resolutions, among others. First, and above all, the Vancouver Principles specify actions that Member States may undertake regarding training, planning, and the conduct of their own national forces, be they police or military, in a peacekeeping context. The Vancouver Principles therefore cover a critical gap in policies and military and police doctrine for preventing the recruitment of children and responding to child soldiers encountered in the course of peacekeeping.

 

 

 

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The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative 
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Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2

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