The LTTE continued recruiting children in 2004 but says it is willing to talk with the United Nations to set up a child recruitment monitoring system. The LTTE continued recruiting children in 2004 but says it is willing to talk with the United Nations to set up a child recruitment monitoring system. The LTTE notified the UN this week, that it is “ready to enter into dialogue” on a new mechanism to monitor recruitment of child soldiers, said a UN news release.
On Wednesday the UN Security Council started work on a system to track the recruitment of child soldiers and other children’s rights violations.
“The new resolution would be aimed at ending the recruitment or use of child soldiers in violation of applicable international law and other violations and abuses committed against children affected by armed conflict situations, and promoting their reintegration and rehabilitation,” said the UN.
This years UN report on children in armed conflicts said that despite some progress achieved in Sri Lanka, the LTTE has continued to use and recruit children.
“During 2004, more than 1,000 cases of new recruitment and re-recruitment were