A Security Council Resolution on children and armed conflict is a unique step in the Children and Armed Conflict agenda – it does not happen every year. As such, it must address a broad range of issues to improve the protection of children in armed conflict. In its Briefing Note “Next Steps to Protect Children in Armed Conflict”, Watchlist calls on the Security Council to:
Strengthen accountability by improving the effectiveness of measures taken vis-à-vis perpetrators (dialogues, Action Plans, sanctions)
Improve the working methods of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict
Identify more effective measures against “problematic perpetrators” who do not respond to traditional diplomatic processes.
Identify ways to measure the impact of the MRM
Read Watchlist’s Briefing Note “Next Steps to Protect Children in Armed Conflict” for more details