The Afghan National Police, including the Afghan Local Police, and three armed groups (Haqqani Network, Hezb-i-Islami of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, and Taliban forces) are listed for recruitment and use of children. All three 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 June, the Secretary-General (SG) will report on UNAMA’s progress pursuant to SCR 2344 (2017), and is currently conducting a strategic review of UNAMA. In his latest report (A/71/826 S/2017/189, para. 28), UNAMA verified 119 conflict-related incidents targeting health services or health care workers, and documented 23 incidents of military occupation of hospitals in 2016. In April, UNAMA reported allegations of torture and ill-treatment of children detained on security related charges and noted 38 credible accounts of 85 children interviewed of being subjected to torture or ill-treatment while in custody of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. Council Members 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: June 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|
|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|
|Jamat Sunat al-Dawa Salafia*||a||a||a,b,d||a,b,d||a,b,d||a,b,d||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|
|Tora Bora Front*||a||a||a,b,d||a,b,d||a,b,d||a,b,d||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: 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.