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Declaration (Original: English)

“Pursuant to Article 3, Paragraph 2 of the Optional Protocol, the Republic of Singapore declares that:

1. The minimum age at which persons may be voluntarily recruited or enlisted into the Singapore Armed Forces is 16 years and 6 months; and

2. The Republic of Singapore maintains the following safeguards in respect of voluntary recruitment or enlistment of persons below the age of 18 years into the Singapore Armed Forces -
a. The person is required to produce documentary proof of age, including an authentic birth certificate and identity card;
b. Written consent of a parent or legal guardian of the person is required; and
c. The person is fully informed of the duties involved in military service by the Singapore Armed Forces through, among other things, informational brochures and career counselors to explain the demands of military life.”