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Committee: UNICEF

Topic: The use of Children in armed conflict


Country: Palestine
Delegates: Candy Perez, Corinn Cuellar

Hundreds and thousands of children are being used as soldiers in


armed conflict around the world. Many children are abducted and beaten into
submission. Children are forced to become soldiers, and are abused, others
join the military to escape poverty and to defend their community. The
childrens roles are not limited to fighting, some are used as cooks,
messengers, lookouts, and other routine duties. Some are even used as
suicide bombers. Girls are particularly used as sex slaves. A child associated
with an armed force or armed groups refers to any person under the age of
18 years of age.
Children in Palestine continue to be affected by the situation of military
occupation. In 2013 eight Palestinian children (six boys and two girls) were
killed and 1, 265 were injured in the occupied Palestinian territories. In the
West Bank, children were injured or killed by Israeli security forces. Since
2007, a UNICEF (United Nations Childrens Fund) -led working group has
consolidated efforts to monitor and report violations against children in Israel
and the occupied Palestinian territory. The violations that are being
monitored are killing and injuries, arrests and detention, ill- treatment and
torture, recruitment and use of children in armed conflicts by armed forces.
Twenty years ago, the world united to condemn and take action against
the use of children in armed conflict. Since then thousands of children have
been released as a result of the UN Security Council whom wanted to prevent
the recruitment of children under the age of 18 for the use of children in
armed conflict. Today, seven national security forces are listed for and use of
children in the Annexes of the Annual Report of the Secretary- General on
children and armed conflict. A campaign launched in March 2014, Children
Not Soldiers by Leila Zerrougui, the special Representative of the SecretaryGeneral for Children and Armed Conflict, and UNICEF, seeks to prevent the
use of children in armed conflict.

Committee: UNICEF
Topic: The use of Children in armed conflict
Country: Palestine
Delegates: Candy Perez, Corinn Cuellar

Some ways that the recruitment of children can be prevented are


finding ways to stop all the violence going on in Palestine. Find recruitments
for those things that can be prevented and locate the places that are main
hubs for these problem making crimes.

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Committee: UNICEF
Topic: The use of Children in armed conflict
Country: Palestine
Delegates: Candy Perez, Corinn Cuellar

"Root Causes of Child Recruitment | United Nations Office of the Special


Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict." United
Nations Office of the Special Representative of the SecretaryGeneral for Children
and Armed Conflict. 26 June 2011. Web. 21 Jan. 2015.
<https://childrenandarmedconflict.un.org/effects-of-conflict/root-causes-of-childsoldiering/>.