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
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.
16 December 2015 S/PRST/2015/25 This was a presidential statement on trafficking in persons in situations of conflict, with a particular focus on ISIS and the impact on women and children.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
9 June 2020 S/2020/525 This was the Secretary-General's annual report on children and armed conflict.
23 December 2019 S/2019/984 This was the Secretary-General’s report on children and armed conflict in Iraq.
10 September 2019 S/2019/727 This was the Secretary-General's report on children and armed conflict in Afghanistan.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
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.
30 July 2019 S/2019/605 A concept note circulated by Poland for the open debate, suggesting members focus on a number of themes including the high number of children killed and maimed and the continuing issue of rape and other forms of violence.
20 December 2018 S/2018/1145 This was a letter from the 2017-2018 chair of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, Ambassador Olof Skoog (Sweden), containing his reflections on the children and armed conflict agenda.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
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.
9 July 2018 S/PV.8305 This was the high-level open debate on children and armed conflict with the theme "Protecting Children Today Prevents Conflict Tomorrow", chaired by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
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
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.
8 April 2020 S/AC.51/2020/1 These were the Working Group's conclusions on children and armed conflict in Yemen.
19 July 2019 S/AC.51/2019/1 These were the conclusions on Syria adopted by the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict.
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.