can be no global security without respect for children. We have to be more than
just observers of children's suffering, we have to be partners with them in their
must pay attention to the millions of children of this generation who are caught
up in armed conflicts. How can we protect them from the worst consequences of
war? And when hostilities cease, how can we take the war out of them? By eliminating
landmines, controlling the sale of small arms, raising the age of recruitment
… are all essential measures. By reuniting children with their families and providing
programs of physical and psychological rehabilitation."
never ceased to be amazed at the survival skills of poor children. I've learned
how much children can actually do for themselves if only we provide the necessary
means. That part is up to us."