Sudan Rebel Group to Ban Use of Child Soldiers

Darfur's largest rebel group has issued an order banning the use of child soldiers following talks with the United Nations on the matter in July last year.
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  • Sudan:  Darfur's Largest Rebel Group To End Use of Child Soldiers

    Radio Dabanga, 17 September 2012

    The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), Darfur's largest rebel group, announced its commitment to end the use of child soldiers, according to a UNAMID press release from 16 ... read more »

  • Sudan:  Darfurian Armed Group Commits to Stop Using Child Soldiers

    UN News Service, 5 October 2011

    A faction of one of the armed groups in Darfur has agreed to prohibit the use of child soldiers in its ranks after discussions with the joint African Union-United Nations ... read more »

  • Sudan:  Unicef Signs Child Protection Pact With Darfur Rebels

    UN News Service, 21 July 2010

    The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today signed a child protection agreement, which includes ending the recruitment of child soldiers, with a major rebel group in the ... read more »

  • Sudan:  Darfur Movement Establishes an Action Plan to End Recruitment and Use of Child Soldiers

    United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur, 5 October 2011

    The Sudan Liberation Army's Historical Leadership, a breakaway group from the armed movement SLA/Abdel Wahid, one of the major factions fighting in Darfur, has agreed to prohibit ... read more »

  • Sudan:  Darfur Rebels Agree to End Use of Child Soldiers

    United Nations, 21 July 2010

    Today's agreement between Darfur's Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the United Nations is a welcome commitment for the protection of children in Darfur. read more »