Child Soldiers Prevention Act: Security Assistance Restrictions [Updated November 6, 2020] [open pdf - 491KB]
From the Document: "The recruitment and use of children in armed conflict is broadly viewed as a human rights problem, a form of trafficking in persons, among the worst forms of child labor, and a war crime. The United Nations (U.N.) has identified the recruitment and use of child soldiers as among six 'grave violations' affecting children in war and has established numerous monitoring and reporting mechanisms and initiatives to combat this practice. The U.N. affirmatively verified over 7,000 children as having been recruited and used as soldiers in 2019 alone; more than 90% of these cases were attributed to recruitment by non-State actors."
CRS In Focus, IF10901
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/