„The Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict strives to end violations against children in armed conflicts and to guarantee their rights. As a global network, the Watchlist builds partnerships among local, national and international non-governmental organizations, enhancing mutual capacities and strengths. Working together, we strategically collect and disseminate information on violations against children in conflicts in order to influence key decision-makers to create and implement programs and policies that effectively protect children.“ (Watchlist Website,, accessed on 16 May 2010)
Target group:
UN Security Council, UN and other international agencies, key decision makers such as national governments, media, and the public
“Specifically, Watchlist aims to improve child protection in specific conflict situations by monitoring and reporting of Children in Armed Conflict (CAC) violations, by urging implementation of international commitments, and by empowering local organizations and community members to carry out effective monitoring, reporting, advocacy and child protection activities in conflict settings.” (Watchlist Website,, accessed on 16 May 2010)
”The Watchlist appreciates financial support from the Government of Canada through the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and NGOs.” (Watchlist Website, , accessed on 16 May 2010)
Scope of reporting:
Geographic focus: Afghanistan, Angola, Burundi, Colombia, DR Congo, Liberia, OPT/Israel, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Sudan
Thematic focus: “Each Watchlist report covers:
·         Health
·         HIV/AIDS
·         Refugees and internally displaced people
·         Landmines
·         Small arms
·         Education
·         Child soldiers
·         Trafficking and exploitation
·         Gender-based violence
·         Violations of international law
·         Recommendation for action by the United Nations Security Council and others“
(Watchlist Website,, accessed on 16 May 2010)
Reporting methodology:
Watchlist publishes comprehensive country reports and featured articles:
„Watchlist uses a diverse and extensive network of resources to create country-specific reports and strategically disseminate them to target audiences, such as the UN Security Council and local civil administrators. Watchlist compiles information on the spectrum of violations against children and adolescents in specific conflict settings and makes practical recommendations for concrete actions to protect them. All reports are translated in locally relevant languages.“ 
(Watchlist Website, , accessed on 16 May 2010)
 Publication cycle:
No periodic publication cycle.
English; some documents are available in various languages of regions covered (Arabic, Burmese, French, Nepali, Spanish, Tamil and Sinhala)
Navigation of website:
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Additional references:
AllAfrica: Other Sources (accessed on 16 May 2010)
All documents available on from this source