of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General
for Children and Armed Conflict
Radhika Coomaraswamy was reappointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in February 2007 as Under-Secretary-General, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict. In this capacity, she serves as a moral voice and independent advocate to build awareness and give prominence to the rights and protection of boys and girls affected by armed conflict.
600 Pennsylvania Avenue S.E., 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (1) 202-544-0200
Fax: (1) 202-546-7142
A worldwide movement that promotes human rights. Their
"Children/Juveniles" pages contain many stories
and links to child-soldier-related issues.
for Defense Information's Children & Armed Conflict Program
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (1) 202-332-0600
Fax: (1) 202-462-4559
A non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to independent
research on the social, economic, environmental, political
and military components of global security.
Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
2nd floor, 2-12 Pentonville Road
London N1 9HF, United Kingdom.
Phone: (44) 20 7713 2761
Fax: (44) 20 7713 2794
1630 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (1) 202-612-4321
Fax: (1) 202 612-4333
An independent, non-governmental human-rights watchdog
and advocacy organization which investigates and exposes
human rights violations.
Federation Terre Des Hommes
31 Ch. Frank-Thomas. 1208 Geneva, Switzerland
Phone: (41) 22 736-33-72
Fax: (41) 22 736-15-10
ITdH works to protect children living in difficult circumstances
(armed conflict, economic or sexual exploitation, poverty,
etc.). ITdH supports development projects designed to
improve the living conditions of disadvantaged children,
their families and their communities.
Committee of the Red Cross
Children Affected by Armed Conflict Program
P.O. Box 372
CH-1211 Geneva 19 Switzerland
Phone: (41 22) 730-44-22
Fax: (41 22) 733-03-95
An impartial, neutral and independent organization. Its
exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives
and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and
to provide them with assistance.
Save the Children Alliance
Conflict Projection Scorecard: Protecting
Women and Children in War Zones
Torsgatan 4, 107
88 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: ( 46 ) 8 698 90 00
Fax: ( 46 ) 8 698 90 14
An international NGO that fights for the rights of children
around the world.
P.O. Box 341788
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone: (1) 323-525-2900 ext.255
Soldier Child is an international organisation aiding
child soldiers and former child soldiers in Africa.
Forum on Child Welfare (AFCW)
Contact: K. Wakaruru, firstname.lastname@example.org
The African Forum for Child Welfare is a regional grouping
of the International Forum for Child Welfare (IFCW). AFCW
seeks to improve the quality of life for children and
young people in the region.
for Children International
Rue de VarembĚ PO Box 88
CH 1211 Geneva 20 SWITZERLAND
Phone: (41) 22 734 05 50
Fax: (41) 22 740 11 45
An independent organisation set up in 1979 to promote
and protect the rights of the child. It is in consultative
status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council,
UNICEF, UNESCO and the Council of Europe.
Borgo S. Spirito 4,
00195 Rome, Italy
Phone: (39) 06 689 773 86
Fax: (39) 06 687 92 83
An inter-national non-governmental organisation with a
presence in some 40 countries around the world and a mission
to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees
and displaced persons.
Latin American Coalition to Stop the Use of
Contact: Carolina Garcia, email@example.com
A collaboration between Christian Children's Fund, Defence
for Children International, Colombian Society of the Red
Cross, Save the Children Fund, Terre des Hommes, UNICEF
and World Vision.
World Vision International
6 Ch. de la Tourelle
Phone: (44) 22 798 4183
fax: (41) 22 798 6547
An international, Christian, child care, humanitarian
assistance and development organisation.
A humanitarian relief organisation active in work with