Canada Summit to declare war on child soldiers

13:05  14 november  2017
13:05  14 november  2017 Source:   MSN

Canada to spread its peacekeeping efforts around

  Canada to spread its peacekeeping efforts around Canada to spread its peacekeeping efforts aroundDespite months of speculation whether highly-skilled Canadian soldiers and police officers would be sent to tackle conflict in Mali, Congo, Central African Republic or South Sudan, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chose, instead, what his government calls a “smart pledge” approach, which will spread Canadian money and military resources around any number of global hot spots over the next five years.

blog 'amybrown.blogdetik.com' is not exists. Nation at War : Soldiers , Saints, and Spies (Cobblestone - The Civil War )

Fatal error: Not open query. Statement error: SELECT n.*, n.title_en AS title, a.linkname AS authorLinkname, CONCAT_WS(' ', a.name_en, a.lastname_en) AS authorName FROM core_news n LEFT JOIN core_author a ON a.id = n.author WHERE n.active = 'y' AND () AND n.id != '

Romeo Dallaire wearing a suit and tie© Provided by thecanadianpress.com

Vancouver is poised to become a symbol for protecting children and preventing the use of child soldiers when a series of commitments bearing the city's name is rolled out at this week's peacekeeping summit.

The international community has been quietly working on the so-called Vancouver Principles for some time, which a senior UN official hoped would give a shot in the arm to efforts to protect children in conflict.

"It's a way of re-energizing the mobilization of the international community, and I think this is very important," said Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the UN's undersecretary general of peacekeeping operations.

Inside the Truce Village Where a North Korean Soldier Defected

  Inside the Truce Village Where a North Korean Soldier Defected It’s the only spot in the DMZ where soldiers from the North and South stand just feet from one another.  It’s also one of the few where someone could make a break for it.It’s the only place in the demilitarized zone — the fortified no-man’s land that spans the width of the Korean Peninsula, acting as a buffer — where soldiers from the North and South stand just feet from one another. It’s also seen as one of the only places where someone could make a break for the border.

blog 'christinawickam.blogdetik.com' is not exists. Grandparents as Carers of Children with Disabilities

Last year I went totally nuts for I Declare War at Fantastic Fest. The movie, about kids playing war in the woods behind their homes, is an almost perfect look at the way children play and interact and the weird emotionally complexities you have when you're 12.

"The notion of having states committing to a set of principles to do certain things and not to do certain things is also very important."

Canadian officials have said little about the initiative, which will be unveiled when representatives from about 80 countries gather in Vancouver starting Tuesday for the two-day peacekeeping summit.

But Australia's ambassador to the UN, Gillian Bird, described it last month as including "concrete steps on how to prioritize and further operationalize child protection within UN peacekeeping."

Sources have revealed that retired lieutenant-general Romeo Dallaire, one of the world's most fervent advocates for ending the use of child soldiers in war, will be attending the Vancouver meeting.

Trudeau to meet Myanmar leader Suu Kyi

  Trudeau to meet Myanmar leader Suu Kyi Trudeau to meet Myanmar leader Suu KyiSuu Kyi is an honorary Canadian citizen and Nobel laureate who has faced widespread international criticism for not speaking out against the violence against her country's Muslim minority.

blog 'lauraknight.blogdetik.com' is not exists. Fathers Influence on Children epub pdf txt.

blog 'robbiealexander.blogdetik.com' is not exists.

Dallaire's Child Soldiers Initiative helped the Canadian military develop a series of guidelines to ensure Canadian troops are properly trained and emotionally prepared for dealing with child soldiers.

Defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance issued those guidelines in February.

Lacroix said the UN has made great efforts to better protect children in conflict, particularly child soldiers, over the past 15 years, "but I think we can do more."

"We can also have stronger commitments from member states," he said. "That's the idea behind the Vancouver Principles. People are very supportive of that."

The UN released a report last month that found more than 8,000 children were killed or injured in conflicts around the world in 2016 and thousands of children had been recruited or used by warring factions.

The number of children in Syria who were recruited or used in conflict more than doubled to 851 verified cases, according to the report, while more than 1,900 were recruited or used in Somalia.

Trudeau to meet Myanmar leader Suu Kyi

  Trudeau to meet Myanmar leader Suu Kyi Trudeau to meet Myanmar leader Suu KyiSuu Kyi is an honorary Canadian citizen and Nobel laureate who has faced widespread international criticism for not speaking out against the violence against her country's Muslim minority.

Story highlights Cameroon soldier killed, 10 Chinese missing, one injured after Boko Haram attack "We're here to declare war on Boko Haram," Cameroon leader says at summit

blog 'jeanperry.blogdetik.com' is not exists. The War on Terror: The Legal Dimension epub pdf txt.

There were also more than 1,000 verified cases of children being recruited or used in South Sudan and 442 reported cases in Mali, which is considered a strong candidate for a future Canadian peacekeeping mission.

The UN said it has been trying to talk to rebel groups and other non-government factions in Mali, Sudan, the Central African Republic and other places to try to reduce the use of child soldiers.

Aside from the moral imperative of trying to prevent the use of child soldiers, their presence on the battlefield is a potential minefield for militaries like Canada.

The French learned that the hard way in January when they were criticized for killing a 10-year-old boy in Mali.

While the French military said the boy was acting as a lookout for an armed group suspected of planting improvised-explosive devices, the killing marred its counter-terrorism mission in the African country.

11 Trade ministers reach deal on Pacific trade without U.S. .
11 Trade ministers reach deal on Pacific trade without U.S.A statement issued in the early hours Saturday said an accord was reached on "core elements" of the 11-member pact. The compromise was delayed by last-minute disagreements that prevented the TPP leaders from meeting to endorse a plan on Friday.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!