UN: Five countries where child soldiers are still recruited

Here are five examples of the use of child soldiers around the world:
·      Britain: Rights groups have campaigned to end the army’s practice of recruiting 16-year-olds. Some 17-year-olds were deployed to the Gulf War in 1991, and to Kosovo in 1999, but the army subsequently barred anyone under 18 from combat. The army requires parental consent for any recruit under the age of 18, but Child Soldiers International says the recruitment process does not guarantee that such consent has been given.