Call for Papers: Allons-y volume 6 (2022) on 25 years of the CAAC Agenda

Allons-y vol. 6 (2022) Call for Papers: 25 Years of the Children and Armed Conflict Agenda


Allons-y: Journal of Children Peace and Security volume 6 (2022) will focus on the implementation of the Vancouver Principles in light of the successes, lessons learned, and challenges of the past twenty-five years of the Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) Agenda. 2021 represents a number of important milestones for children, peace and security: the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the CAAC Agenda with General Assembly Resolution 51/77 (1996), the 20th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1379 (2001) which first mandated that the Secretary-General publish a list of parties to conflict who recruited and used child soldiers, and 2021 is the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.  

Building on these events, the next volume of Allons-y is calling for policy-oriented papers from academics and practitioners on how to build upon this momentum and the successes, lessons learned, and challenges of the past twenty-five years for the successful implementation of the Vancouver Principles.

Papers can be about any theme related to the CAAC Agenda and the implementation of one or more of the Vancouver Principles relevant to the theme above. Interested authors should first familiarize themselves with the Principles and their associated Implementation Guidance. Allons-y is an interdisciplinary journal and accepts work based upon qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods analysis from a range of theoretical perspectives.

Allons-y publishes three types of articles: commentaries, policy articles, and research articles, and proposed articles should conform to one of these categories. Commentaries provide reflections and analysis by experienced practitioners, academics, and policy makers on issues relevant to the Vancouver Principles. Policy articles focus on evaluating, sharing, and recommending good practices for policies related to implementation of the Vancouver Principles globally. Research articles provide synthesis of existing research or novel empirical and theoretical findings of relevance to the implementation of the Vancouver Principles.

Interested authors should provide an abstract of 100 words, a short bio, their affiliation, and indicate whether they are proposing a commentary or policy or research article by 1 May 2021 to both and

Authors of accepted abstracts will be informed by 15 June 2021, and asked to submit their article by 1 September 2021. Peer review and revisions will occur between then and 31 December 2021, and the issue will be published at the end of March 2022.

Final articles will be between 3,000 and 5,000 words and must follow the style guidelines of the journal available here.