Mandate Timeline

2000 – Security Council Resolution 1314

The second resolution on children and armed conflict reaffirmed that the deliberate targeting of civilians, including children, may constitute a threat to peace and security and requested the Secretary-General to continue to report to the Security Council on violations against children taking place in times of conflict.  

2018-01-24T15:47:39-05:00Friday, 11 August 2000|

1999 – The first resolution adopted by the UN Security Council on children and armed conflict placed the issue of children affected by war on the agenda of the Security Council. (Security Council Resolution 1261)

The first resolution (Security Council Resolution 1261) adopted by the UN Security Council on children and armed conflict  placed the issue of children affected by war on the agenda of the Security Council. The Council identified and condemned grave violations committed against children in times of conflict, and requested the Secretary-General to submit a first report on children and [...]

2018-01-24T16:05:43-05:00Monday, 30 August 1999|

1996 – Graça Machel Report, ‘’The Impact of Armed Conflict on Children’’

In her ground-breaking report presented to the General Assembly, Graça Machel, a former Minister of Education of Mozambique, highlighted the disproportionate impact of war on children and identified them as the primary victims of armed conflict. The report led to the adoption of the General Assembly’s Resolution 51/77, which created the mandate and recommended that the Secretary-General appoint [...]

2018-01-24T11:58:14-05:00Monday, 26 August 1996|