March 2013 – For over a decade, the United Nations Security Council has steadily advanced the development of its thematic children and armed conflict (“CAC”) agenda. However, this has not been reflected consistently in the Council’s country-specific work. Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict developed a ten-point checklist to assist Security Council experts and others in mainstreaming the protection of children affected by armed conflict in country-specific Security Council resolutions. Each item in the checklist is derived from Security Council thematic resolutions on children and armed conflict and is supported by additional detailed recommendations.

Read the briefing note A Checklist for Mainstreaming: Children and Armed Conflict-Friendly Security Council Resolutions.