In March, the Working Group received the SG’s second report on the situation of children and armed conflict in Mali and is currently working on its conclusions. 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. The Working Group should: Condemn in the strongest terms all grave violations of children’s rights, especially in Gao, Kidal, Timbuktu, and in the central regions of Segou and Mopti, urging all parties to respect their obligations under international law and put in place measures to immediately cease and prevent all future violations;
This information is based on Watchlist’s Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update: April 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.