On 5 May, Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict released the second edition of its “1612 Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism. A Resource Pack for Non-Governmental Organizations”. Originally launched in 2014, the Resource Pack offers NGOs the tools necessary to define whether, and how, to engage in the MRM in a way that strengthens both their programs, and the mechanism itself. The new edition is available in English, French and Arabic, and incorporates new tools and updates to existing tools.

Throughout 2014, Watchlist disseminated the Resource Pack through field trainings on the MRM targeting national and international NGOs as well as UN agencies, in Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, Nigeria, and South Sudan. The second edition of the 1612 Resource Pack integrates best practices and key learning gathered during these field trainings, which offered a unique opportunity for Watchlist to exchange with colleagues from around the world working to monitor, report and respond to children’s rights violations.

For additional information regarding the Resource Pack, or to share your feedback, please contact Gilles-Philippe Pagé, Partnerships Officer at Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict: gilles-philippep@watchlist.org.