The Afghan National Police (ANP), including the Afghan Local Police (ALP), and four armed groups (Haqqani Network, Hezb-i-Islami of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, ISIL-Khorasan Province, and Taliban forces) are listed for recruitment and use of children. All four armed groups are also listed for killing and maiming, while the Taliban is further listed for attacks on schools and/or hospitals and abduction. In December, the SecretaryGeneral (SG) will report on UNAMA’s progress pursuant to SCR 2344 (2017). According to the latest progress report (A/72/392–S/2017/783 para. 28), in the first half of 2017, UNAMA documented 32 conflict-related incidents targeting health services or health care workers resulting in 58 civilian casualties. On November 24, the Special Representative to the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict welcomed the transfer of 50 children detained on national security related charges from the maximum-security adult Detention Facility in Parwan to the Juvenile Rehabilitation Center of Kabul province. The Security Council should:
Japan is the lead country on Afghanistan, and Kazakhstan the 1267 ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee and the 1988 Taliban Sanction Committee.
This information is based on Watchlist’s Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update: December 2017.
Year listed: 2003
Action Plans signed: Afghan National Police (including the Afghan Local Police) – recruitment and use of children and sexual violence against children (January 2011)
Sanctions Committee: Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee
Secretary-General’s reports on CAAC in Afghanistan: 2015; 2011; 2008
Security Council Working Group conclusions on Afghanistan: 2016; 2011; 2009
UN Mission: UNAMA
|Afghan National Police (including Afghan Local Police)~*||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a|
|Factions associated with the former Northern Alliance||a|
|Factions in the south of Afghanistan||a|
|Factional fighting groups||a|
|Hezb-e-Islami of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar*||a,b,c||a,b||a,b||a,b||a,b||a,b||a,b|
|Jama’at al-Da’wah ila al-Qur’an wal-Sunnah*||a||a||a,b,d||a,b,d||a,b,d||a,b,d||a,b,d,e||a,b,d,e|
|Taliban forces/remnants of the Taliban*||a||a, b, d||a,b,d,f||a||a,b||a,b,d||a,b,d||a,b,d||a,b,d||a,b,d,e||a,b,d,e|
|Tora Bora Front*||a||a||a,b,d||a,b,d||a,b,d||a,b,d||a,b,d,e||a,b,d,e|
|Latif Mansur Network*||a||a,b,d||a,b,d||a,b,d||a,b,d||a,b,d,e||a,b,d,e|
|ISIL – Khorasan Province||a,b|
a: Parties that recruit and use children
b: Parties that kill and maim children
c: Parties that commit rape and other forms of sexual violence against children
d: Parties that engage in attacks on schools and/or hospitals
e: Parties that engage in abduction of children
f: Parties that deny humanitarian access to children
~ This party has concluded an action plan with the United Nations in line with Security Council resolutions 1539 (2004) and 1612 (2005).
* This party has been in the annexes for at least five years and is therefore considered a persistent perpetrator.