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02 Jul 2018 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of the Central African Republic, Colombia, South Sudan, and Syria. It also provides an update on the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict conclusion negotiations regarding the Secretary-General’s report on the situation of children and armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

22 Jun 2018 description

June 20, 2018 – On July 9, 2018, the UN Security Council will hold its Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict (CAC), under the presidency of Sweden, current chair of the Security Council Working Group on CAC. At the debate, the Secretary-General (SG) will present his annual report on CAC, pursuant to Security Council Resolution 2225 (2015), covering January 1 to December 31, 2017. Sweden will take the opportunity of the debate to highlight protection of children’s rights and prevention of future violations, and plans to introduce a resolution for adoption.

21 May 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the world. More than 101 health workers and 293 patients and others are reported to have died as a result of these attacks

07 Mar 2018 description

NEW YORK – Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict today called on the UN Secretary-General to include state security forces from seven conflict situations in his annual list of perpetrators of grave violations of children’s rights. Watchlist also asked the UN chief to investigate armed forces and groups from four additional countries for possible abuses.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

25 Mar 2015 description
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On Wednesday 25th March, the UN Security Council (UNSC) will hold an Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict, which will take place under the presidency of France. The theme of the Open Debate will focus on child victims of non-state armed actors (ANSAs). This will be the first Open Debate to focus on actions and tools Member States may constructively use to end and prevent grave violations against children by ANSAs.

04 Nov 2014 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, Sudan (Darfur), South Sudan, and Iraq. In particular, the update provides recommendations ahead of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan’s (UNMISS) expected mandate renewal.

03 Sep 2014 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, and Syria. In particular, the update provides recommendations ahead of the Security Council quarterly debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

27 Aug 2014 description

On 1 July 2014, the UN Secretary-General submitted his 13th annual report on children and armed conflict to the Security Council, pursuant to SCR 2068. The Council will discuss the report during a debate on children and armed conflict on 8 September 2014 hosted by the United States.

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict urges the Security Council to commit to the following actions to strengthen implementation of the Children and Armed Conflict agenda:

02 May 2014 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of the Central Africa Region (Lord’s Resistance Army), Sudan/South Sudan border areas, South Sudan, Sudan (Darfur), Yemen, Mali, and Syria. In particular, the update provides recommendations on Mali to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (SCWG-CAAC), who will soon be briefed on the Secretary-General’s Report on Children and Armed Conflict in Mali.