April 2022 – In its sixth annual policy note, Watchlist makes recommendations to the UN Secretary-General regarding the list of perpetrators of grave violations against children in his forthcoming annual report on children and armed conflict.
Watchlist’s 32-page report, “A Credible List”: Recommendations for the Secretary-General’s 2022 Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict, provides information on grave violations committed against children in 12 countries in 2021. Drawing on UN-verified information and other credible accounts, the report recommends that 10 parties in eight countries be added to the Secretary-General’s ‘list of shame,’ listed for additional violations, or investigated further with a view towards possible listing. It also recommends that the Secretary-General include four new ‘situations of concern’ in the report’s narrative.
Read “A Credible List”: Recommendations for the Secretary-General’s 2022 Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict.