Three armed groups (Ansar Dine, MNLA, and MUJAO) are listed for recruitment and use and sexual violence against children. In June, the SG will report on MINUSMA’s progress, including on the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation’s implementation. The Council will renew its mandate per SCR 2227 (2015). Thanks to MINUSMA’s advocacy, Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad (CMA), including MNLA, signed a declaration committing to a ban on the recruitment and involvement of children in armed forces and groups. The Council Members should:
France is the lead country on Mali.
This information is based on Watchlist’s Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update: June 2016.
|Mouvement national de liberation de l’Azawad (MNLA)||a,c||a,c||a,c||a,c|
|Mouvement pour l’unicite et le jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest (MUJAO)||a,c||a,c||a,c||a,c|
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.