Nutrition through lifecycle

Youth - Adolescent


Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict

The protocol sets 18 as the minimum age for direct participation in hostilities, for recruitment into armed groups, and for compulsory recruitment by governments. States may accept volunteers from the age of 16 but must deposit a binding declaration at the time of ratification or accession, setting out their minimum voluntary recruitment age and outlining certain safeguards for such recruitment.

The protocol can be accessed here

The United Nations (UN)