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