Three armed groups, Ansar Eddine, Mouvement national de liberation de l’Azawad (MNLA), and Mouvement pour l’unificacion et le jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest (MUJAO), are listed for recruitment and use and sexual violence against children. In March 2017, the Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad (CMA) signed an action plan with the UN to end and prevent recruitment and use and sexual violence against children. In June the Council will receive the SG’s report pursuant to SCR 2364 (2017) on MINUSMA and is expected to renew its mandate ending on June 30. In his last report (S/2018/273 paras. 52 and 53) covering the first quarter of 2018, the SG mentions that the Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR) verified 48 instances of grave violations against children, including two cases of attacks on schools and hospitals, and 29 cases of denial of humanitarian access. The Security Council should:
France is the lead country on Mali.
This information is based on Watchlist’s Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update: June 2018.
|Mouvement national de libération de l’Azawad~*||a,c||a,c||a,c||a,c||a,c|
|Mouvement pour l’unification et le jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest *||a,c||a,c||a,c||a,c||a,c|
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.