Three armed groups (Ansar Eddine, Mouvement national de liberation de l’Azawad (CMA), and Mouvement pour l’unificacion et le jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest) are listed for recruitment and use and sexual violence against children. In March, CMA signed an action plan with the UN to end and prevent the recruitment and use and sexual violence against children. In December, the SG will report on the implementation of MINUSMA, pursuant to SCR 2364 (2017). In his last report (S/2017/811 para. 45), the SG mentioned that as of September 11, the Malian State authorities were holding 5 boys on terrorism-related charges in detention, among 239 individuals held in State institutions. The SG noted (para. 35) that to address the increasingly volatile and complex security environment, in August, the Government initiated the development of a national action plan on preventing and fighting violent extremism and terrorism, with specific child protection provisions. Council Members should:
France is the lead country on Mali.
This information is based on Watchlist’s Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update: December 2017.
|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.