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HLCP: Peace 05.10.2016

 With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015, Member States agreed to a comprehensive and far-reaching set of universal and inter-linked sustainable development goals and targets, with the imperative of leaving no one behind.  The 2030 Agenda provides an integrated framework for action aimed at markedly improving the lives of the world’s people, protecting the Earth’ natural resources, as well as fostering peaceful, just and inclusive societies.

CEB: Peace 05.10.2016

 With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015, Member States agreed to a comprehensive and far-reaching set of universal and inter-linked sustainable development goals and targets, with the imperative of leaving no one behind.  The 2030 Agenda provides an integrated framework for action aimed at markedly improving the lives of the world’s people, protecting the Earth’ natural resources, as well as fostering peaceful, just and inclusive societies.

CEB: Preventing and managing armed conflict 23.02.2017

An increasingly important focus of inter-agency work is to enhance the system’s support for an effective response by the international community to the Secretary-General’s call for a strategic shift from a culture of reaction to a culture of prevention. This requires a collective approach to conflict prevention and calls for a deeper understanding of the causes of tensions within and between nations. It also implies a sustained system-wide effort to effectively integrate a conflict-prevention perspective in development programmes at the country level.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

Since 2001, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has built its policy agenda around the themes identified in the Secretary-General’s first report on the implementation of the Millennium Declaration (A/56/326). In that report, the Secretary-General set out a broad road map for the follow-up process and proposed two topics on which the process might focus each year, leading to a comprehensive review of the implementation of the Declaration in 2005.

CEB: Peacebuilding 23.02.2017

The Board was informed of the implications of the integrated peacebuilding strategies for the United Nations system with the purpose of initiating consideration of how to develop better modalities for United Nations system engagement in the work of the Peacebuilding Commission. The main purpose of the Peacebuilding Commission was to bring together all relevant actors to marshal resources, and to advise on and propose integrated strategies for post-conflict peacebuilding and recovery.

CEB: Programme issues 23.02.2017

While Chief Executives Board considered a number of substantive programme issues during the reporting period, the issues of climate change and support to development in Africa featured high on the Board’s agenda. The nature and scope of those issues require that they be addressed through a coordinated and sustained effort that CEB is well positioned to provide.

Integrating human rights in the work of the United Nations system 23.02.2017

The outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012, entitled “The future we want” (General Assembly resolution 66/288, annex) reaffirmed the importance of respect for human rights for sustainable development, peace and security and the rule of law.

CEB: Coordinating United Nations system-wide support in the preparation of the post-2015 development agenda 23.02.2017

In 2013, Member States affirmed not only their commitment to intensify efforts to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals but also their determination to craft a strong post-2015 development agenda that would build on the foundations laid by the Millennium Development Goals.

CEB: Improving United Nations business models 23.02.2017

The High-level Committee on Management strategic plan for 2013-2016 identifies harmonization and simplification of business practices as a core activity of the Committee. In this context, the plan focuses on common and shared services, improved common procurement practices, and other initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the United Nations system.

CEBs: Integrating human rights in the work of the United Nations system 23.02.2017

The outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012, entitled “The future we want” (General Assembly resolution 66/288, annex) reaffirmed the importance of respect for human rights for sustainable development, peace and security and the rule of law.

CEB: Coordinating United Nations system-wide support in the preparation of the post-2015 development agenda 23.02.2017

In 2013, Member States affirmed not only their commitment to intensify efforts to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals but also their determination to craft a strong post-2015 development agenda that would build on the foundations laid by the Millennium Development Goals.

CEB: Box 4.4 Working together on transition in Liberia 23.02.2017

After 14 years of devastating civil war in Liberia, a peace agreement was signed in August 2003. A national transitional government was established and urgent reconstruction needs were identified by organizations of the UN system, together with the World Bank and other partners.

CEB: Box 4.3 Peacebuilding and development in East Timor 23.02.2017

When violence erupted immediately after the vote for independence in September 1999, more than two-thirds of East Timor’s 800,000 people fled or were forcibly displaced from their homes. Nearly four-fifths of the infrastructure and public buildings were destroyed, along with much of agriculture.

HLCP: 2005 world summit outcome: Responsibility to protect 23.02.2017
Clear and unambiguous acceptance by all governments of the collective international responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. Willingness to take timely and decisive collective action for this purpose, through the Security Council, when peaceful means prove inadequate and national authorities are manifestly failing to do it.
HLCP: 2005 world summit outcome: Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, and Peacemaking 23.02.2017
Decision to create a Peacebuilding Commission to help countries transition from war to peace, backed by a support office and a standing fund. New standing police capacity for UN peacekeeping operations. Agreement to strengthen the Secretary-General’s capacity for mediation and good offices.
FBN: UN System Financial Statistics 15.06.2016

Financial Statistics is a collection of annual data from CEB member organizations on their revenue and expenditures. Using this data, revenues broken down by assessed and voluntary contributions can be shown. Also, expenditures at the country, regional and global levels and broken down by expenditure categories: development assistance, humanitarian assistance, technical cooperation, peacekeeping and normative activities.

HLCP: Humanitarian, security and social stability 23.02.2017

The initiative aims at drawing the attention of decision-makers to the short, medium and long-term impact of the ongoing crisis on the world’s humanitarian security and social stability through a holistic approach.

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HLCP: CEB Statement of Commitment: Bringing the UN system together to support conflict prevention and peacebuilding within the broader 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (27 April 2016) 22.09.2016

In this statement of commitment on preventing conflict and peacebuilding, CEB members affirmed their commitment to intensifying cooperation and collaboration across peace and security, human rights, humanitarian and development areas of UN efforts with the aim of preventing and addressing the root causes of violent conflicts, promoting human rights and the rule of law, promoting education and a culture for peace, building resilience, and sustaining peace.

CEB: CEB Statement of Commitment: Bringing the UN system together to support conflict prevention and peacebuilding within the broader 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (27 April 2016) 22.09.2016

In this statement of commitment on preventing conflict and peacebuilding, CEB members affirmed their commitment to intensifying cooperation and collaboration across peace and security, human rights, humanitarian and development areas of UN efforts with the aim of preventing and addressing the root causes of violent conflicts, promoting human rights and the rule of law, promoting education and a culture for peace, building resilience, and sustaining peace.

HLCP: Report of 31st session (March 2016, Geneva) 01.03.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Urbanization and Sustainable Development; Disaster Risk Reduction; Climate Change; World Humanitarian Summit; Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development; Promoting Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies, Preventing Conflict; Support to the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; and Summary of information Items: Istanbul Programme of Actions for the LDCs; and Reports of UN-Water, UN-Energy, UN-Oceans.

Document reference: CEB/2016/4
HLCP: Report of 30th Session (October 2015, New York) 15.06.2016

Issues discussed at the session: Climate Change; Human Rights: Inequalities and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Promoting Peaceful, and Inclusive Societies, Preventing Conflict, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Disaster Risk Reduction; Youth Employment; and Summary of information Items: Urbanization and Sustainable Development; Istanbul Programme of Actions for the LDCs; and Reports of UN-Water, UN-Energy, UN-Oceans.

Document reference: CEB/2015/6
CEB: Statement of the Prime Minister of Samoa at the CEB High-level Side Event 23.02.2017
HLCP: Report of 5th session (March 2003, Rome) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Programme of Work of the High-Level Committee on Programmes for 2003-2004; Follow-up to the United Nations Millennium Declaration:preparations for the 2005 comprehensive review; Strategies for sustainable development: follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development; HIV/AIDS...

Document reference: CEB/2003/4
HLCP: 2005 World Summit outcome document (16 September 2005) 23.02.2017

The final Summit outcome document provided a renewed global endorsement of the Millennium Development Goals, and built on the major international agreements of recent years to consolidate a practical plan of action. Crucially, leaders agreed that every country would adopt and implement comprehensive national development strategies to achieve the internationally agreed development goals and objectives, including the Millennium Development Goals by 2006.

CEB: Second Regular Session Report (October 2011, New York) 15.06.2016

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); Discussion on Human Rights and Development;  ILO report "Social Protection Floor for a Fair and Inclusive Globalization"; Independent study on the regional dimension of development and the United Nations sponsored by the regional commissions; World Exposition 2015: “Feeding the planet, energy for life”; Briefing by the Chair of the change management team.

Document reference: CEB/2011/2
CEB: Humanitarian security and social stability 23.02.2017

Although not necessarily obvious at first sight, with a crisis now hitting the real economy and virtually all spheres of society, the world as a whole could rapidly become a much more dangerous place to live in. This, in turn, could exacerbate the overall impact of the crisis and hamper recovery plans, feeding back more humanitarian, security and social instability and leading the world into a worrying vicious circle.

CEBs: Working together to prevent and manage armed conflicts 23.02.2017

In the years since the adoption of the Millennium Declaration, the Executive Heads of the UN system in CEB have increasingly focused on the need for the system to reach a deeper understanding of the underlying causes of armed conflict and to make a more effective, sustained contribution to creating the conditions for lasting peace.

CEB: One United Nations: Catalyst for Progress and Change 15.06.2016

CEB’s contribution to the preparatory process of the 2005 World Summit culminated in the publication of "One United Nations: Catalyst for Progress and Change — How the Millennium Declaration is Changing the Way the United Nations System Works", which was launched at the July 2005 session of the Economic and Social Council and was commended by the President of the Economic and Social Council to the Summit.

CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 1999, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of the work undertaken by the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) and its subsidiary bodies in 1998.

Document reference: E/1999/48
CEB: First Session Report (April 1997, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the Review of developments affecting international cooperation and development, and their implications for the United Nations system: Reform and strengthening of the United Nations system, Peace-building; Follow-up, within the system, to ACC initiatives and decisions:Coordinated follow-up to international conferences; United Nations System-Wide Special Initiative on Africa; Universal access to basic communication and information services; The Graça Machel study: impact of armed conflict on children.

Document reference: ACC/1997/4
CEB: Second Report (October 1997, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the relationships between the United Nations system and civil society, including the private sector: handling the global agenda with ; non-State actors; Integrated and coordinated follow-up to recent global conferences (Review of ad hoc inter-agency task forces; Preparations for the observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the five-year review of the Vienna Declaration and Plan of Action; Universal access to basic communication and information services; Administrative questions: staff security.

Document reference: ACC/1997/20
CEB: First Session Report (March 1998, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on Review of developments affecting international cooperation and development, and their implications for the United Nations system: poverty eradication; Strengthening and reform of the United Nations system, including the conclusion of the ACC review of the functioning of the inter-agency machinery; Administrative questions: staff security; Peace-building: draft strategic framework on/for Afghanistan; Follow-up to recent ACC conclusions (International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction) .

Document reference: ACC/1998/4
CEB: Second Report (October 1998, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussion on Reform processes under way in the United Nations system; Causes of conflict and promotion of peace and sustainable development in Africa; Culture of peace; Staff security and safety; Meeting with the Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission and staff representatives.

Document reference: ACC/1998/20
CEB: Second Report (November 2002, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: “Preventing armed conflict”; Future role of the High-level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) in follow-up to the United Nations Millennium Declaration; Preparations for future discussions on financing for development and strategies for sustainable development) and Management issues (Staff security and safety; Reform of the pay and benefits system; Information and communication technologies; Dialogue with the Chairman of the International Civil Service Commission and staff representatives; Secretary-General’s reform initiative).

Document reference: CEB/2002/2
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2004, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM and HLCP). Discussions on Programme issues (Curbing transnational crime; Bridging the digital divide) and Management issues (Policy on domestic partnerships; Establishment of the Senior Management Service).

HLCP: Report of 7th Session (February 2004, Beirut) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Preparations for the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination spring 2004 session; Follow-up to the Chief Executives Board and the High-level Committee on Programmes decisions.

Document reference: CEB/2004/4

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The UN peace agreements database 15.06.2016

UN Peacemaker is the online mediation support tool developed by the UN Department of Political Affairs. Intended for peacemaking professionals, it includes an extensive database of peace agreements, guidance material and information on the UN’s mediation support services. UN Peacemaker is part of the UN’s overall efforts to support UN and non-UN mediation initiatives

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European research network children in armed conflict 15.06.2016

This section contains research documents on children and armed conflict including the research outputs of Network partners.

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The Global Reported Arms Trade: UN Register of Conventional Arms 23.02.2017

Many countries regularly report their arms imports and exports to the UN. This creates trust and helps ensure that weapons are only used in conformity with the UN Charter. 

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UN Peacekeeping Year in Review 23.02.2017

The 2011 UN Peace Operations Year in Review pays tribute to those staff who lost their lives serving the United Nations.

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United Nations Disarmament Yearbook 23.02.2017

A rich source of historical knowledge of developments, trends and achievements of multilateral disarmament for more than 30 years. Part I contains an annual compilation of text and statistics of disarmament-related resolutions and decisions of the General Assembly. Part II presents the main topics of multilateral consideration during the year and a convenient issues-oriented timeline.

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UN Politically Speaking 23.02.2017

UN activities in peacemaking, preventive diplomacy and related fields are profiled in Politically Speaking, the newsletter of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs.

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OPCW News page 23.02.2017
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First Committee (Disarmament & International Security) 23.02.2017
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Peacebuilding Commission 23.02.2017
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Disarmament Commission 23.02.2017
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2nd UN Inter-Agency Meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity 23.02.2017

The 2nd UN Inter-Agency Meeting on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, which took place at the United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV) on 22-23 November 2012, was convened by UNESCO and co-hosted by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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UN Action Network Against Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (UN ACTION) 23.02.2017

UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN Action) unites the work of 13 UN entities with the goal of ending sexual violence in conflict. It is a concerted effort by the UN system to improve coordination and accountability, amplify programming and advocacy, and support national efforts to prevent sexual violence and respond effectively to the needs of survivors.

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International Network on Conflict and Fragility 23.02.2017

The International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF) is a unique decision-making forum which brings together diverse stakeholders to support development outcomes in the world’s most challenging situations. Based on a whole-of-government approach, INCAF adopts an inclusive approach to its work by engaging with multiple policy communities and partner countries.

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Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict 23.02.2017

The Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) was established in July 2005 pursuant to the Security Council resolution 1612 (2005).

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Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) 15.06.2016
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Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) 15.06.2016

Department of Peacekeeping Operations

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OPCW Annual Report 15.06.2016

Report of the OPCW on the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction in 2010.

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Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) 15.06.2016
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CTBTO Annual Report 20.03.2017

The Treaty The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) is an international treaty that outlaws all nuclear explosions. By totally banning nuclear testing, the Treaty seeks to constrain the qualitative improvement of nuclear weapons and to end the development of new types of nuclear weapon. It constitutes an effective measure of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation in all its aspects. The Treaty was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and opened for signature in New York on 24 September 1996. On that day, 71 States signed the Treaty.

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CTBTO on Facebook 15.06.2016
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The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) 15.06.2016
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United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) 15.06.2016

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research is a voluntarily funded autonomous institute within the United Nations. An impartial actor, the Institute generates ideas and promotes action on disarmament and security. Based in Geneva, UNIDIR is centrally positioned to assist the international community in developing the practical, innovative thinking needed to find solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow.

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CEB: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 15.06.2016
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CEB: International Maritime Organization (IMO) 15.06.2016

International Maritime Organization

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IAEA Annual Report 23.02.2017

Typically issued in July each year, the IAEA Annual Report summarizes and highlights developments over the past year in major areas of the Agency´s work. It includes a summary of major issues, activities, and achievements, and status tables and graphs related to safeguards, safety, and science and technology.

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Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons 18.10.2016

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was created under the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (CWC), negotiated in the Conference on Disarmament and that entered into force on 29 April 1997. Its role is to ensure implementation of the Convention's provisions, including those for international compliance, and to provide a forum for consultation and cooperation. It is an independent inter-governmental organisation, not a UN specialised agency.

Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization 19.10.2016

The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO Preparatory Commission), established by the States Signatories to the Treaty on 19 November 1996, is mandated to carry out the necessary preparations for the entry into force and effective implementation of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). This includes the establishment of a global verification regime to monitor compliance with the Treaty.

CEB: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East 14.10.2016

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) was established by the General Assembly (GA res. 302 (IV)) on 8 December 1949, following the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict, to carry out direct relief and works programmes for Palestine refugees. The Agency began operations on 1 May 1950.

Actions tagged with Peace and Security

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HLCP: Action on Peace and Preventing Conflict 12.01.2017
HLCP: Action on Post-2015 Development Agenda 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: “Preventing armed conflict” 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Programme Matters 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Peacebuilding 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Strategy for a response and framework for Action in the Arab States 23.02.2017

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UNDG: Working Group on UNDG-ECHA Post-Crisis Transition 23.02.2017

Coordinated jointly by the UNDG and the Executive Committee on Humanitarian Affairs (ECHA), the WG unites the development, political, peace building, peacekeeping, and humanitarian actors of the UN system to develop policies, guidelines and methodological approaches that support countries in post-crisis transition settings.

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FBN: Agency expenditure by category 03.08.2016

This chart shows expenditure by category for individual agencies.

FBN: Agency expenditure by category 03.08.2016

This chart shows agencies' expenditure by category.

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HLCP: UN Action Network Against Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (UN ACTION) 23.02.2017

UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN Action) unites the work of 13 UN entities with the goal of ending sexual violence in conflict. It is a concerted effort by the UN system to improve coordination and accountability, amplify programming and advocacy, and support national efforts to prevent sexual violence and respond effectively to the needs of survivors.

HLCP: International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF) 23.02.2017

The International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF) is a unique decision-making forum which brings together diverse stakeholders to support development outcomes in the world’s most challenging situations.

HLCP: Task Force on Children and Armed Conflict 23.02.2017

The Task Force on Children and Armed Conflict is an inter-agency mechanism that fosters discussion, collaboration and cooperation to advance the children and armed conflict agenda.

HLCP: Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict 23.02.2017

The Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) was established in July 2005 pursuant to the Security Council resolution 1612 (2005).