Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) are listed for recruitment and use of children. ISIL is listed for recruitment and use of children, killing and maiming, rape and other forms of sexual violence, abductions, and attacks on schools and/or hospitals. In July, the Security Council will discuss the mandate renewal for UNAMI and the Secretary-General (SG) will report on UNAMI’s progress pursuant to SCR 2367 (2017). In his latest report (S/2018/359, paras. 51 and 53), covering the first quarter of 2018, the SG reports that the Task Force on Children and Armed Conflict verified 10 incidents affecting 19 boys, which included five recruitments, four killings and 10 other injuries resulting from explosive materials. The SG also mentions the visit of his Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Pramila Patten, in which she met with survivors of sexual violence perpetrated by ISIL. Council Members should:
United States is the lead country on Iraq.
This information is based on Watchlist’s Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update: June 2018.
|Al-Qaida in Iraq (AQ-I)*||a, b||a||a||a, b, d||a, b, d||a,b,d|
|Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)*||a, b||a, b, d||a, b, d||a,b,d||a,b,c,d||a,b,c,d,e||a,b,c,d,e|
|Popular mobilization forces||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.