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Children in the Crossfire: Prevention and Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers

2003 International Conference Hosted by Secretary Chao

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Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao hosted the Children in the Crossfire: Prevention and Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers international conference in May of 2003. The conference raised awareness about the use of child soldiers and promoted solutions in the areas of prevention, demobilization, and reintegration. It served as a unique forum for exchange among some 500 stakeholders from around the world, including donor governments, United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations, researchers, the media, and individuals who formerly served as child soldiers.

For more information or to request conference proceedings, please contact:

U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of International Labor Affairs
International Child Labor Program
Phone: (202) 693-4843
Email: mailto:GlobalKids@dol.gov