On March 1, 2017, Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict launched a policy note entitled 2017 Annual Report: Putting Children’s Rights Up Front at the UN Headquarters in New York. Watchlist’s Advisory Board Member, Human Rights Watch, joined the launch. The policy note addresses the new UN Secretary-General António Guterres as he prepares his 2017 annual report on children and armed conflict, and provides recommendations for listing and further investigation of parties that perpetrate grave violations of children’s rights in 16 relevant country situations. Watchlist and its member organizations stressed that the new Secretary-General has the opportunity in his first year to make choices that would ensure an accurate and credible listing of responsible parties, while standing up to any potential of political pressure on the part of Member States that have been interfering with his listing process, especially in the last two years. Watchlist based its recommendations on research that compiled all publicly available data on violations from both the UN and international nongovernmental organizations between 2014 and 2016, the years when politicization of the Secretary-General’s list has been most pronounced. The report received wide coverage in the media, including an article by the Associated Press in Voice of America.