A United Nations envoy is visiting Burma to discuss the issue of child soldiers with top government officials.
Some human rights groups accuse Burma's military government of using boys as young as 12 for soldiers. But the government denies using children as soldiers.
A note to reporters from United Nations officials says the U.N. Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswaamy, will be in Burma through Friday.
She also is scheduled to meet with U.N. officials working in Burma, members of civil society, and children affected by conflict.