In accordance with article 3 (2) of the Optional Protocol, the Government of the Republic of Togo:
(i) Declares that the minimum age at which voluntary recruitment into its national armed forces is permitted is eighteen (18) years;
(ii) The following is a description of the safeguards that the Government has adopted to ensure that such recruitment is not forced or coerced:
Any person under 18 years of age cannot be recruited, neither accepted for recruitment, even voluntarily, nor registered as a member of the Togolese Armed Forces (FAT).
National military service does not exist in Togo.
The recruitment is national, voluntary, conducted in public upon presentation of a birth certificate, a school or training certificate and of diplomas obtained.
All recruits undergo a rigorous medical examination.