Watchlist Activities


The Afghan National Police and three armed groups (Taliban, Haqqani Network and Hezb-e-Islami) are listed for recruitment and use of children. The armed groups are also listed for the killing and maiming of children. The Taliban are listed for attacks on schools and hospitals. In 2011, the Government concluded an action plan to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children, with an annex on sexual violence. In March 2014, the Security Council is expected to decide on UNAMA’s mandate renewal, as foreseen in S/RES/2096 (2013). NATO-led ISAF will report on the implementation of its mandate, extended in S/RES/2120 (2013). Council Members should:

  • Urge the Government, with support from UNAMA, NATO, and ISAF, to accelerate action plan compliance, as set out in S/RES/2120 (2013);
  • Bearing in mind the renewal of UNAMA’s mandate, ensure adequate resources for child protection advisors to carry out activities, including to be able to adequately support the government in action plan implementation;
  • Urge governments engaged in supporting and training the Afghan Local Police to take measures to put an end to and prevent the recruitment and use of children.
  • Expand the designation criteria of the 1988 Afghanistan Sanctions Committee to include attacks on schools and hospitals.

Australia is the lead country on Afghanistan, the Chair of the 1267 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee, and the Chair of the 1988 Afghanistan Sanctions Committee.

Field Monitors


UN Action

Year listed: 2003
Action Plans Signed: Government of Afghanistan (January 2011);
Afghan National Police (including the Afghan Local Police) established by resolution 1539 (2004) and resolution 1612 (2005)
Sanctions Committee: Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee established by resolution 1267 (1999) 
Secretary-General’s reports on CAAC in Afghanistan: 2011, 2008
Security Council Working Group conclusions on Afghanistan: 20112009
UN Mission: UNAMA

Perpetrators listed since Security Council Resolution 1612:
2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Afghan National Police (including Afghan Local Police)* a a a a
Factions associated with the former Northern Alliance a
Factions in the south of Afghanistan a
Factional fighting groups a
Haqqani network a a,b a,b a,b
Hezb-i-Islami of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar a,b,c a,b a,b
Hezb-i-Islami a
Jamat Sunat al-Dawa Salafia a a a,b,d a,b,d
Taliban forces/remnants of the Taliban a a, b, d a,b,d,f a a,b a,b,d a,b,d
Tora Bora Front a a a,b,d a,b,d
Latif Mansur Network a a,b,d a,b,d
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).