Watchlist Activities


The Afghan National Police, including Local Police, and three armed groups (Haqqani Network, Hezb-e-Islami and Taliban forces) are listed for recruitment and use of children. The armed groups are also listed for killing and maiming, and the Taliban are listed for attacks on schools and/or hospitals. On 1 August, 2014, the Government of Afghanistan reconfirmed its commitment to end and prevent recruitment and use of children by endorsing a ‘Road Map Towards Compliance’ with the UN. In September 2014, the Secretary-General’s (SG) report on UNAMA’s progress is expected pursuant to SCR 2145 (2014). ISAF is also expected to report to the Security Council, pursuant to SCR 2120 (2013). The Security Council should:

  • Call for the Government’s full implementation of the provisions in the Road Map as per SCR 2120 (2013) and SCR 2145 (2014);
  • In light of UNAMA’s mandate renewal on 17 March 2014, deploy child protection advisors to further strengthen the monitoring and reporting of violations by all parties;
  • Call on ISAF, and any follow up NATO mandated mission, which ends its operations at the end of the year, to integrate child protection in its trainings for the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), including standard operating procedures and rules of engagement; and to strengthen ANSF’s recruitment procedures, age verification mechanisms, and independent oversight and accountability measures for the police and other security forces.

Australia is the lead country on Afghanistan, the Chair of the 1267 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee and 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 2014
Afghan National Police (including Afghan Local Police)~* a 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 a,b
Hezb-e-Islami of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar* a,b,c a,b a,b a,b
Hezb-i-Islami a
Jamat Sunat al-Dawa Salafia* a a a,b,d 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 a,b,d
Tora Bora Front* a a a,b,d a,b,d a,b,d
Latif Mansur Network* a a,b,d 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).
* This party has been in the annexes for at least five years and is therefore considered a persistent perpetrator.