Summary: H.Con.Res.209 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/26/1999)

Condemns the use of children as soldiers by governmental and nongovernmental armed forces worldwide.

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the United States should not oppose efforts to negotiate an optional international agreement to raise the international minimum age for military service to age 18; (2) the Secretary of State should address this issue in the next session of the United Nations working group relating to child soldiers before this process is abandoned by the international community; and (3) the President and the Congress should work together to enact a law that establishes a fund for the rehabilitation and reintegration into society of child soldiers.