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Kimberly LeRiche
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For the first time there is the real possibility of ending the use of children in the armies and security forces of all governments. In March 2014, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and UNICEF jointly launched the Children, Not Soldiers campaign to mobilize political attention, provide technical assistance and support governments who are taking measures to professionalize their security forces, ensuring that they become and remain ‘child free’. The campaign builds on efforts initiated in 1996, when the world united to condemn and take action against the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict by armed forces and groups. Since then, thousands of children have been released as a result of the United Nations Security Council-mandated action plans and other efforts to end and prevent these practices. Currently, the annexes of the Secretary-General’s Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict list seven government armed or security forces for the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Yemen, with the Chad armed forces recently delisted from the annexes of the 2014 report. The Children, Not Soldiers campaign seeks to put an end the recruitment and use of children by government security forces in these countries by 2016.

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Eduardo Garcia Rolland has extensive experience in child protection on a wide range of issues in a number of emergency and post-emergency settings, including child soldiers, family tracing and reunification, children’s reintegration into families and communities, psychosocial support, protection monitoring and birth registration. His 20-year professional career with NGOs include assignments with IRC, CEDRO, JRS, MPDL, IMC, Oxfam, NRC and HRW in the Americas, Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Eduardo is now Senior Consultant with UNICEF working on the 2016 campaign ‘Children Not Soldiers’. He holds a Bachelor in Law from Deusto University in Spain and a Master’s degree in international humanitarian aid from Ruhr University in Germany, and is fluent in Spanish, French, English and Portuguese.

ABOUT THE WASHINGTON NETWORK ON CHILDREN AND ARMED CONFLICT

The Washington Network on Children and Armed Conflict (WNCAC) is an informal network initiated in July 2004 by Search for Common Ground and the Displaced Children and Orphans Fund of USAID with the broad aim of improving the protection of children affected by armed conflict. Topics addressed include such issues and areas of practice as child protection; education; psychosocial interventions in emergencies; child soldiers; separated children; humanitarian relief; post-conflict development; conflict resolution; and peace building.

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Like-gating for Facebook is going away. What that means for you, if you've been using it. 

http://www.jonloomer.com/2014/08/11/facebook-like-gating/ 

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It is not a Muslim or Jewish crisis. It is a human rights crisis with roots to what amounts to an apartheid system of land ownership and control. It is a crisis that fuels other crises… http://bit.ly/1py6HnY

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When pursuing your dreams, it's important to look forward and stay committed. #LiveTheDream http://linkd.in/Up7YDV
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