Country report and updates: Swaziland
conscription does not exist
The government stated in 1997 that Swaziland has no conscription. 
Another source suggests that Swaziland has selective conscription for a two-year military service, but it is not known whether this still applies. 
According to the government in 1997 recruitment into the armed forces is on a voluntary basis. 
No further details are known.
2 Conscientious objection
There is no known legal provision for conscientious objection.
No information available.
6 Annual statistics
The armed forces are approximately 3,000 strong - that is, 0.31 percent of the population. 
 Brett, R. & M. McCallin 1996. Children, the invisible soldiers. Rädda Barnen, Stockholm, Sweden.  U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency 1997. World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers (WMEAT) 1996. US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Washington DC.  UN Commission on Human Rights 1997. The question of conscientious objection to military service, report of the Secretary-General prepared pursuant to Commission resolution 1995/83. United Nations, Geneva.