May 18, 2020 – The report from Watchlist’s January 2020 annual workshop on children and armed conflict, hosted jointly with Princeton University’s Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, was issued as an official UN Security Council document (S/2020/406). The workshop brought together representatives from UN Security Council Members, non-Council Member States, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (OSRSG-CAAC), UN agencies, and civil society to discuss challenges and opportunities to strengthen implementation of the UN’s Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) agenda.
The workshop consisted of three closed working sessions dedicated to (1) ongoing challenges and concerns impacting the implementation of the CAAC agenda, (2) emerging concerns and trends for the CAAC agenda, (3) the role of Member States in advancing the CAAC agenda through the Security Council Working Group and Group of Friends. A wrap-up session summarized key discussion points and recommendations of the working sessions.
Read the official report of the January 2020 Princeton Workshop.