Philippines

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Four non-state armed groups are listed for the recruitment and use of children in the 14th Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) concluded an action plan in 2009.

UN Action

Year listed: 2003
Action plans signed: Moro Islamic Liberation Front in 2009
Sanctions Committee: No
Secretary-General’s reports on CAAC in Philippines: 2013; 20102008
Security Council Working Group conclusions on Philippines: 2014; 20102008

Perpetrators listed in the annexes of the Secretary-General’s annual reports on children and armed conflict

2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
New People’s Army (NPA)* a a a a a a a a a a a a a
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)~* a a a a, b a a a a a a a a a
Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) a
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)* a a a a a a a a a a a a a
Bangamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) 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.

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