The 1996 Machel Study challenged the world to recognize that "war affects every right of the child." This follow-up report analyses the progress – and challenges – of the subsequent decade. More than 40 UN agencies, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions – along with children from nearly 100 countries – contributed to this review, which was co-convened by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict and UNICEF. The Strategic Review is part of ongoing advocacy efforts to bring the issues of children in conflict to the forefront.
Based in Montreal since 1994, the International Bureau for Children's Rights (IBCR) is an international non-governmental organization whose mission is to contribute to the promotion and protection of children's rights around the world, based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and its three protocols. The site lists further useful links on the issue of child protection, including child protection during armed conflict: http://www.ibcr.org/en/ressource-center/useful-links.
Child Soldiers International is an international human rights research and advocacy organization seeking to end the military recruitment and the use in hostilities, in any capacity, of any person under the age of 18 by state armed forces or non-state armed groups.