Child Soldiers International, Child Soldiers Global Report 2001 - South Pacific, 2001, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/498805cd1e.html [accessed 10 December 2013]
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Nauru became the first South Pacific state to sign the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. Reports of children being recruited by armed groups in Bougainville and the Solomon Islands continued.
Mainly covers the period June 1998 to April 2001 as well as including some earlier information.
See individual entries on Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands