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June 2012

In & Around the UN

QUNO New York newsletter from June 2012.

Features articles on:

  • New Directions: Exploring Alternatives for a Peaceful Solution in Somalia
  • Letter from the Director
  • The joint QUNO Review
  • Consolidating Peace in Liberia and Sierra Leone
  • Sixth World Conference of Friends
  • Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • Update from QUNO Geneva
  • Meet Elisabeth
  • PA Corner

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Young Soldiers: Why they choose to fight

This publication seeks to better understand the realities facing boys and girls who “volunteer” for participation in armed conflict, highlighting personal, socio-economic and political factors that motivate their decisions to participate. It is based on in-depth interviews with young soldiers and ex-soldiers from around the world, including the conflict situations in Afghanistan, Colombia, the Congo, Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

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