UN Documents for Children and Armed Conflict

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
9 July 2018 S/RES/2427 This was a resolution, unanimously adopted, that provided a framework for mainstreaming protection, rights, well-being and empowerment of children throughout the conflict cycle, as well as in sustaining peace efforts.
18 June 2015 S/RES/2225 This was a resolution which added abductions as an additional violation to trigger inclusion of a party in the annexes of the Secretary-General’s annual report.
7 March 2014 S/RES/2143 Urges parties to armed conflict to respect the civilian character of schools and to protect schools from attacks and use, the mainstreaming of child protection in security sector reforms, child protection training for peacekeepers and military personnel and the need to incorporate child protection provisions in peace agreements.
Selected Security Council Presidential Statements View All
10 September 2020 S/PRST/2020/8 This was a presidential statement on attacks against schools, which was co-authored by Niger and Belgium. It reaffirmed the right to education , while condemning the significant increase in attacks against schools in recent years.
12 February 2020 S/PRST/2020/3 This was a presidential statement that stressed the need for a broad conflict prevention strategy that addresses the causes of conflict in order to protect children. It renewed its call on member states and relevant parties to integrate child protection provisions into all peace negotiations and ceasefire and peace agreements.
31 October 2017 S/PRST/2017/21 This was a presidential statement reiterating that the protection of children should be part of a comprehensive strategy to resolve conflict and sustain peace.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
6 May 2021 S/2021/437 This was the Secretary-General's annual report on children and armed conflict.
23 April 2021 S/2021/398 This was the Secretary-General's third report on children and armed conflict in Syria.
17 December 2020 S/2020/1243 This was the Secretary-General's sixth report on children and armed conflict in Myanmar.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
8 June 2021 S/2021/541 This was a concept note prepared by Estonia ahead of the annual open debate on children and armed conflict, which took place on 28 June 2021.
23 December 2020 S/2020/1288 This was a letter from the Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations in which he provided observations on the work of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict.
26 June 2020 S/2020/594 This letter contained a record of the statements made at the open debate on children and armed conflict, held on 23 June 2020.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
10 September 2020 S/PV.8756 This was an open debate on “Children and Armed Conflict: Attacks against Schools as a Grave Violation of Children’s Rights”, which focused on the Sahel region.
12 February 2020 S/PV.8721 This was a high-level briefing on “Integrating child protection into peace processes to resolve conflict and sustain peace” which was presided over by Belgium's foreign minister, Philippe Goffin. Belgian King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were in attendance.
2 August 2019 S/PV.8591 Meeting records from the Council's open debate on children and armed conflict on 2 August.
Selected Security Council Press Statements View All
23 June 2020 SC/14224 This was a press statement condemning the scale of violations against children in armed conflict and expressing concern regarding the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on children. 
Selected General Assembly Documents View All
2 August 2017 A/72/276 This was the report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.
25 July 2016 A/71/205 This was the report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.
20 July 2015 A/70/162 This was the report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.
Selected Human Rights Council Documents View All
29 December 2014 A/HRC/28/54 This was the annual report of Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui.
Selected Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict Documents View All
12 March 2021 S/AC.51/2021/1 These were the conclusions on the Secretary-General’s report on children and armed conflict in South Sudan, which covers the period from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2020.
15 October 2020 S/AC.51/2020/7 These were conclusions adopted by the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict on the Secretary-General's report on the Sudan, covering the period from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2019.
29 July 2020 S/AC.51/2020/5 This was the conclusions on the Secretary-General’s report on children and armed conflict in Colombia, which covers the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019.
Selected Other Documents View All
20 December 2019 S/2019/981 This was the annual report of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict.
20 August 2019 S/AC.51/2019/2 This contained the conclusions on Myanmar adopted by the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict.
21 June 2018 S/2018/625 This was the concept note for the Security Council open debate on children and armed conflict prepared by Sweden.