High School General Assembly 2


Sidak Basant

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Position Paper

Country: Singapore
Committee: GA2 Topic: Promotion and protection of human rights: Children and Armed conflict

It is the singular characteristic of Armed Conflicts that children suffer the most. The Islamic state of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) are the biggest recruiters of child soldiers in the world. After a number of resolutions and acts passed regarding Banning child soldiers, some of the countries still recruit them. The general scale of violence against children appears extremely daunting. Millions of children are caught in conflicts in which they are not merely bystanders, but targets. Some fall victim to a general onslaught against civilians; others die as part of a calculated genocide. Still other children suffer the effects of sexual violence or the multiple deprivations of armed conflict that expose them to hunger or dise...