August 2016 – In 2005, UN Security Council Resolution 1612 established a unique global Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM) to provide the Council with “timely, objective, accurate and reliable information” on six grave violations against children in armed conflict. Today, the MRM is a vital instrument that contributes to the protection of children in 14 conflict-affected countries. In 2015, 10 years after the adoption of Resolution 1612, Watchlist conducted research in Colombia and South Sudan to identify lessons learned from MRM implementation. It is our hope that the lessons may prove useful for other contexts as well.
This report is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.