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01 Nov 2018 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the Central African Republic (CAR) and Yemen. It also provides an update on the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict’s upcoming conclusion negotiations on the Secretary-General’s report on the situation of children and armed conflict in South Sudan, as well as the Secretary-General’s update report on the situation of children and armed conflict in Myanmar.

05 Oct 2018 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 Sudan. It also provides an update on the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict’s upcoming conclusion negotiations regarding the Secretary-General’s report on the situation of children and armed conflict in Myanmar.

01 Aug 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.

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.

04 May 2018 description

By Christine Monaghan
Christine Monaghan is research officer, Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict

May 4 2018 (IPS) - When I visited South Sudan last year, I heard story after story about health professionals and humanitarian workers being prevented from doing critical work. Government officials regularly increased fees for nonprofits trying to alleviate the effects of conflict, stopped humanitarian convoys from delivering life-saving supplies, and erected bureaucratic obstacles designed to impede access to civilians in need.

03 May 2018 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations towards the briefing on the Protection of Civilians/Implementation of Security Council Resolution 2286 (2016) on the protection of medical facilities and personnel in armed conflict, as well as for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, Central African Republic (CAR), and South Sudan/Sudan (Abyei).

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.

02 Feb 2018 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, South Sudan/Sudan (Abyei), and South Sudan. The update also provides updates 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 Myanmar.

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.

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.