This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Iraq, Somalia, Sudan/South Sudan (Abyei), and Burundi. In particular, the update provides recommendations ahead of the peacekeeping mandate renewals in Iraq (UNAMI), Somalia (UNSOM), and Sudan/South Sudan (UNISFA), as well as the recommendations to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict ahead of the conclusion negotiations on Afghanistan.