Following the introduction of the Secretary-General’s annual reports on children and armed conflict, the Security Council hosts an open debate. United Nations officials, Security Council Members, and other interested Member States and Observers usually have the opportunity to address the Council. Thematic resolutions or Presidential Statements on children and armed conflict frequently are adopted during these debates.
Together with its partners, Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict conducts targeted advocacy around the debates, seeking to influence country statements and outcome documents with the goal of ensuring maximum protection of children affected by armed conflict. Watchlist also publishes its analysis of the outcomes of the debates.