In January, the Working Group expects to receive the SG’s fourth report on the situation of children and armed conflict in Myanmar. Eight parties are listed for the recruitment and use of children, including Government forces. In its conclusions, the Working Group should:
This information is based on Watchlist’s Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update: January 2018.
Year listed: 2003
Action Plans signed: Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw Kyi) – recruitment and use of children (June 2012); Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and Karenni Army (KA) have sought to conclude an action plan but the United Nations has been prevented from doing so by the Government of Myanmar.
Sanctions Committee: No
Secretary-General’s reports on CAAC in Myanmar: 2017; 2013; 2009; 2007
Security Council Working Group conclusions on Myanmar: 2013; 2009; 2008
|Tatmadaw Kyi (government army) (including integrated border guard forces from 2011 onward)~*||a||a||a||a,b,f||a,f||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a|
|Karen National Union (KNU) (merged with KNLA in 2012)||a||a|
|Karenni National Liberation Army (KNLA) (merged with KNU in 2012)*||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a|
|Karenni Army (KA) (merged with Karenni National Progressive Party in 2012)*||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a|
|United Wa State Army (UWSA)*||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a|
|Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA)*||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a|
|Karen National Liberation Army Peace Council*||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a|
|Kachin Independence Army (KIA)*||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a|
|Karenni National People’s Liberation Front (KNPLF)||a||a||a|
|Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army||a||a||a|
|Shan State Army-South (SSA-S)*||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||a||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.