Three armed groups are listed for recruitment and use and sexual violence, and the Platform, including affiliated groups, is listed for recruitment and use. The Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad (CMA) signed an action plan with the UN in March 2017 to end and prevent recruitment and use and sexual violence. In January, the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) will brief the Council on the situation in Mali and MINUSMA, followed by consultations. In the SG’s first quarterly report on MINUSMA (S/2018/866), the Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR) verified 58 grave violations against children, including the killing of 17 children and the maiming of 14. Seven cases of attacks and threats against schools and hospitals were verified, as well as nine cases of denial of humanitarian access. MINUSMA documented conflict-related sexual violence against children during the reporting period, with cases involving rape and gang rape, and from January to June 2018, 1,115 cases of gender-based violence were recorded, including 758 cases of sexual violence. The SG reports that 68 percent of the victims were under 18. The Panel of Experts highlighted ongoing recruitment and use, attacks on schools, and sexual violence against children, among other grave violations. On December 20, the 2374 Sanctions Committee imposed a travel ban on three individuals associated with armed groups for their destabilizing activities. The implementation of the peace agreement stumbles along with little progress or demonstrated commitment by the parties. Council Members should:
France is the lead country on Mali and the Dominican Republic chairs the sanctions committee.
This information is based on Watchlist’s Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update – January 2019.
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|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.