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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.

02 May 2015 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 (UNMISS mandate renewal) and Sudan/Darfur (UNAMID mandate renewal), as well as makes recommendations targeted at the 13 May 2015 Open Debate on Small Arms and Light Weapons. Additionally, this update provides recommendations ahead of the SRSG-CAAC’s report presentation on Afghanistan to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict.

03 Apr 2015 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 (CAR), Iraq and Nigeria. In particular, this update highlights recommendations regarding forthcoming mandate renewals of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and negotiations on a resolution regarding endorsement of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in response to Boko Haram.

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.

03 Mar 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, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Mali. In particular, this update highlights recommendations regarding forthcoming mandate renewals of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO).

07 Feb 2015 description

Recommendations to the Security Council

Sudan (Darfur)

Six parties, including the Sudanese government forces, are listed for the recruitment and use of children. The Security Council will receive the report on implementation of the review of UNAMID, in accordance with SCR 2173 (2014). The Chair of the 1591 Sanctions Committee will also brief the Council, and it is expected that the Panel of Experts mandate will be renewed, pursuant to SCR 2138 (2014). The Security Council should: