The Secretary-General’s report (S/2013/258) was published on 1 May and introduced to the Working Group on 20 May 2013. Seven parties, including state and non-state actors, are listed for recruiting and using children. The Government signed an action plan in June 2012 to prevent and end recruitment of children into the Tatmadaw Kyi (national army), including the integrated Border Guard Forces (BGFs). In its conclusions, the Working Group should:
This information is based on Watchlist’s Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update: July 2013.
Year listed: 2003
Action Plans signed: Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw Kyi) – recruitment and use of children (June 2012); Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and Karenni Army (KA) have sought to conclude an action plan but the United Nations has been prevented from doing so by the Government of Myanmar.
Sanctions Committee: No
Secretary-General’s reports on CAAC in Myanmar: 2013; 2009; 2007
Security Council Working Group conclusions on Myanmar: 2013; 2009; 2008
|Tatmadaw Kyi (government army) (including integrated border guard forces from 2011 onward)~*||a||a||a||a,b,f||a,f||a||a||a||a||a||a||a|
|Karen National Union (KNU) (merged with KNLA in 2012)||a||a|
|Karenni National Liberation Army (KNLA) (merged with KNU in 2012)*||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a|
|Karenni Army (KA) (merged with Karenni National Progressive Party in 2012)*||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a|
|United Wa State Army (UWSA)*||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a|
|Democratic Karen Buddhist/Benevolent Army (DKBA)*||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a|
|Karen National Liberation Army Peace Council*||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a|
|Kachin Independence Army (KIA)*||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a|
|Karenni National People’s Liberation Front (KNPLF)||a||a||a|
|Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army||a||a||a|
|Shan State Army-South (SSA-S)*||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a|
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.