Children and Armed Conflict

  • August 2016

    Children and Armed Conflict

    Monthly Forecast

    In August, the Council is expected to hold an open debate to discuss the Secretary-General’s report on children and armed conflict and its addendum. Malaysia, the chair of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict and this month’s president, has circulated a concept note for the meeting noting the achievements over the last 20 years and highlighting key developments in the children and armed conflict agenda in 2015 and 2016.

  • On Wednesday (16 December), the US has organised a briefing on trafficking in persons in situations of conflict. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson will brief along with Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)....

  • Tomorrow afternoon (18 September), the Yemen 2140 Sanctions Committee and the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict will hold joint informal consultations on the conflict in Yemen. Ambassadors Raimonda Murmokaite (Lithuania), the chair of the 2140 Sanctions Committee, and...

  • On Thursday (18 June), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on children and armed conflict focused on the Secretary-General’s annual report on this topic (S/2015/409) and on the issue of abductions. The debate will be chaired by...

  • This is Security Council Report’s seventh Cross-Cutting Report on Children and Armed Conflict, continuing a series that began in 2008.

  • June 2015

    Children and Armed Conflict

    Monthly Forecast

    In June the Security Council will hold its second open debate this year on children and armed conflict. The debate, which will be chaired by Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Dato' Sri Anifah Aman, is expected to focus on the Secretary-General’s annual report on children and armed conflict. (Malaysia is the chair of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict.) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui, as well as representatives from the UN Children’s Fund and civil society, are expected to speak. 

  • On Wednesday (25 March), the Security Council will hold an open debate on children and armed conflict focused on child victims of non-state armed groups. There will be briefings by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children...

  • March 2015

    Children and Armed Conflict

    Monthly Forecast

    In March the Council will hold an open debate on children and armed conflict. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, will brief, along with representatives from UNICEF and the NGO community. Other actors from the field, including possibly a child victim of a non-state armed group, may also participate. 

  • 5 September 2014

    Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict

    What's in Blue

    On Monday (8 September), the Security Council will hold an open debate to discuss the Secretary-General’s latest report on children and armed conflict (S/2014/339). Special Representative of the Secretary-General Leila Zerrougui, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF Yoka Brandt and Under-Secretary...

  • September 2014

    Children and Armed Conflict

    Monthly Forecast

    In September the Council will hold an open debate to discuss the latest report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (S/2014/339). Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF Yoka Bradt and a representative from the Department of Peacekeeping Operations are expected to speak. 

  • Tomorrow (7 March), the Security Council will hold an open debate on children and armed conflict, focused on how to make progress on the full implementation of the children and armed conflict agenda. The Minister of Foreign and European Affairs...

  • March 2014

    Children and Armed Conflict

    Monthly Forecast

    In March the Council will hold an open debate on children and armed conflict chaired by Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg.

  • 21 February 2014

    Children and Armed Conflict

    Research Report

    This is Security Council Report’s sixth Cross-Cutting Report on Children and Armed Conflict, continuing a series that began with the publication of our first report on the subject in 2008. It covers relevant developments at the thematic level over the 2012-2013 period. It analyses Council action in country-specific situations, as well as the output of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict. It also examines two sanctions regimes—Côte d’Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of the Congo—to illustrate the impact of sanctions on children and armed conflict. 

  • Members of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, led by its chair, Ambassador Sylvie Lucas (Luxembourg), will be visiting Myanmar from 1 – 4 December. The delegation is expected to convey key messages from their conclusions on the...

  • 16 June 2013

    Children and Armed Conflict Debate

    What's in Blue

    This morning (17 June), the Security Council will have a debate on children and armed conflict to discuss the Secretary-General’s latest report on children and armed conflict (S/2013/245). The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Leila Zerrougui, the Deputy Executive Director...