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Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Mali (S/2018/136)

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The present report, submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions on children and armed conflict, is the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Mali to be submitted to the Security Council and its Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict. It contains information on the situation of children affected by armed confli ct in Mali during the period from 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2017.

The report focuses on the northern and central regions of Mali and highlights grave violations against children committed by parties to the conflict. It highlights the trends and patterns of the six grave violations committed against children and contains information, where available, on the perpetrators. The progress made by parties to the conflict in terms of dialogue, action plans and other child protection commitments is also outlined. The report contains a series of recommendations aimed at ending and preventing grave violations against children and strengthening child protection in Mali.