2022 Annual Report

In 2022, it was reported that 1 in 6 children – or about 449 million – live in a conflict affected area worldwide. The ability for girls and boys to enjoy their most basic rights is significantly [...]

2021 Annual Report

2021 marked an important year for children affected by armed conflict: the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations’ Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) mandate, the 20th [...]

2020 Annual Report

In 2020, the international community grappled with the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and its devastating impacts. Despite calls from United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres for a global [...]

2019 Annual Report

In 2019, the international community marked 30 years since the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which protects the rights of all children from [...]

2018 Annual Report

In 2018, children living in conflict zones suffered extreme, record-setting levels of violence, as warring parties flouted international law with near impunity. In this increasingly difficult [...]

2017 Annual Report

2017 marked Watchlist’s 16th year of advocacy on behalf of children in armed conflict. Watchlist’s Annual Report highlights its research over the past year on the thematic issue of attacks on [...]

2016 Annual Report

In 2016, Watchlist commemorated 15 years of advocacy on behalf of children in armed conflict. The year also marked an important shift in Watchlist’s strategy to remain relevant and effective in [...]

2014 Annual Report

Highlights of 2014 include a comprehensive report on the impact of grave violations against children committed by Boko Haram and civilian defense groups in northeast Nigeria. The Security Council [...]

2013 Annual Report

Highlights of 2013 include a new comprehensive report on children and armed conflict in Mali. The report gave special attention to the impact of the conflict on education. Watchlist used the [...]