Three armed groups (Ansar Dine, MNLA, and MUJAO) are listed for recruitment and use and sexual violence against children. In June, the Council is expected to renew MINUSMA’s mandate and the SG’s progress report is due pursuant to SCR 2295 (2016). On March 5, Coordination des mouvements de l’Azawad (CMA) signed an action plan with the UN to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children and sexual violence against children. The March 30 progress report (S/2017/271, para. 40) noted 436 school closures to date in the Gao, Kidal, Ménaka, Mopti, Ségou and Timbuktu regions. The influence of radical extremist groups opposing education and the prevailing security situation continued to affect school closures. In April, OCHA warned about the deteriorating security in central and northern Mali where radical groups threaten teachers and communities, leaving 150,000 children out of school. The Security Council should:
France is the lead country on Mali.
This information is based on Watchlist’s Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update: June 2017.
|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.