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05 Nov 2017 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The update additionally provides information regarding the status of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict conclusion negotiations on the Secretary-General’s report on the situation of children and armed conflict in Nigeria.

19 Oct 2017 description

During the first two weeks of September, Watchlist conducted field research in northern Uganda with South Sudanese refugees on attacks on medical facilities and personnel and denial of humanitarian access in South Sudan. Interviews were conducted in several refugee settlements throughout northern Uganda, including Bidi Bidi, Imvepi, and Rhino, with current and former health workers, community leaders, and persons who had been unable to access lifesaving health care in South Sudan, due in part to attacks on clinics and hospitals.

17 Oct 2017 description

Recommendations for the Security Council and Member States On October 31, 2017, the UN Security Council will hold an Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict (CAC), to take place under France’s Presidency. At the Debate, the Secretary-General (SG) will present his annual report on CAC (A/72/361–S/2017/821) pursuant to SCR 2225 (2015), covering the period from January 1 to December 31, 2016.

19 Aug 2017 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, and Syria. The update additionally provides information regarding the status of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict conclusion negotiations on the Secretary-General’s report on the situation of children and armed conflict in the Philippines.

18 Jul 2017 description
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Yemen + 2 others
Access Denied

In multiple situations of armed conflict throughout the world, parties to the conflict routinely deny civilians access to humanitarian aid as a tactic of war. For example, in Yemen, the Saudi Arabia-led coalition has maintained a de facto aerial and naval blockade since March 2015. Because Yemen imported 90 percent of its food and medicine and 70 percent of its fuel before the start of the conflict, the impacts of the blockade have been devastating.

30 May 2017 description

Recommendations to the Security Council

OPEN DEBATE ON THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS/SCR 2286 (2016) IMPLEMENTATION

08 Apr 2017 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Iraq, Sudan/South Sudan (Abyei), and Syria. The update additionally provides information regarding the status of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict conclusion negotiations on the Secretary-General’s reports on the situation of children and armed conflict in Somalia and Sudan.

Recommendations to the Security Council

IRAQ

16 Feb 2017 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of South Sudan and Syria.

01 Nov 2016 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of South Sudan, Sudan/South Sudan (Abyei), Sudan, Somalia, and Syria. The update also provides information regarding the status of the Working Group’s consideration of the Secretary-General’s report on the Central African Republic. The conclusions await its final phase, with expected adoption during the first week of November.

15 Sep 2016 description

Watchlist Launches Report on Lessons Learned From MRM Implementation in Colombia and South Sudan

02 Aug 2016 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Iraq, South Sudan, and the Syrian Arab Republic. The update also provides information regarding the status of the Working Group’s consideration of the Secretary-General’s report on the Central African Republic.

02 Aug 2016 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of South Sudan, Sudan (Darfur), and Yemen. The update also provides information regarding the status of the Working Group’s consideration of the Secretary-General’s report on the Central African Republic.

02 Apr 2016 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Central African Republic, South Sudan, and South Sudan/Sudan (Abyei). The update also makes key recommendations to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict ahead of the conclusion negotiations on Iraq.

05 Jan 2016 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Burundi, Iraq, Somalia, and South Sudan. The update also reiterates key recommendations to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict ahead of the conclusion negotiations on Afghanistan, still pending.

01 Nov 2015 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Somalia, Sudan/South Sudan (Abyei), Sudan (Darfur), and Syria. The update also reiterates key recommendations to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict ahead of the conclusion negotiations on Afghanistan, still pending.

02 Oct 2015 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq and South Sudan. The update also reiterates key recommendations to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict ahead of the conclusion negotiations on Afghanistan, still pending.

04 Aug 2015 description
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Recommendations to the Security Council

Central African Republic (CAR)

The ex-Seleka coalition and associated armed groups are listed for recruitment and use, killing and maiming, rape and other forms of sexual violence, and attacks on schools and/or hospitals. The antiBalaka is listed for recruitment and use, killing and maiming, and rape and other forms of sexual violence.

04 Jun 2015 description

In this briefing note, Watchlist highlights abductions of children in situations of armed conflict and the detention of children allegedly associated with armed forces or groups, through examining the Secretary-General’s annual reports from 2002 to 2014.

02 Jun 2015 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, Mali, South Sudan, and Sudan/Darfur. In particular, the update provides recommendations ahead of the peacekeeping mandate renewals in Mali (MINUSMA) and Sudan/Darfur (UNAMID), as well as the recommendations to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict ahead of the conclusion negotiations on Afghanistan.