ERIC Number: ED459933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
No Guns, Please. We Are Children!
United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.
Noting that the spread of small firearms worldwide creates a serious global problem, especially for children, this pamphlet presents information on the physical and emotional damage done to children from small arms and light weapons and describes the work of UNICEF to counteract the damage. Highlighted in the discussion are the use of child soldiers and the development of a culture of violence. The work of UNICEF, as part of the Global Movement for Children, calls for leadership and accountability at every level of society to ensure that children are free to grow to adulthood in health, peace, and dignity. Guiding principles in the campaign against small arms and light weapons are delineated and include implementing laws to protect children from any participation in hostilities, demobilizing and reintegrating child soldiers into society as a matter of priority, and promoting an integrated approach to the issue of the proliferation of small arms and light weapons. (KB)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Change Strategies, Children, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Gun Control, Guns, Violence
UNICEF, Division of Communication, 3 United Nations Plaza, H-9F, New York, NY 10017. E-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.unicef.org.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.