Switzerland's commitment in the area of children and armed conflict (CAAC) is a key area of concern for Switzerland. Switzerland's Foreign Policy Strategy 2020–23 pays particular attention to vulnerable groups, which is why the issue of children in armed conflict is a priority of Swiss humanitarian policy.
General Assembly Resolution A/RES/51/77 has led to the implementation of a monitoring and reporting mechanism to identify state and non-state parties committing serious violations of children's rights. CAAC is thus the only area of civilian protection where there is a robust accountability mechanism in place. Switzerland has been committed for years to ensuring that this mechanism remains effective and evidence-based and, to this end, actively supports the office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.