Engagement of the transitional Government with the United Nations to establish a framework between the Malian armed forces and the United Nations to address grave violations against children by armed forces
Advances in the implementation of the Safe Schools Declaration and in revising the bill on the protection of education from attacks.
Signature by two Platform factions on 26 August of action plans to end and prevent child recruitment and use.
Organization between CMA and the United Nations of two workshops to accelerate the implementation of the 2017 action plan.
Continued recruitment and use of children by CMA and Platform.
Elevated number of grave violations against children, notably the sharp increase in attacks on schools.
Recommendations To the Government:
To finalize the revision of the Child Protection Code by the transitional Government, criminalizing the recruitment and use of children, including those between the ages of 15 and 17.
To work with the United Nations to develop a national prevention strategy on grave violations against children.
To adopt and implement the Safe Schools Declaration.
To All Parties:
To urge all parties to immediately cease all violations, unconditionally release associated children, protect schools and hospitals and allow the safe and unimpeded access of humanitarian actors to affected populations.