Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning South Sudan Convenes Briefing to Member States in Connection With Final Report of Panel of Experts

6 Jul

On 22 June 2022, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan held a briefing to Member States during which the Coordinator of the Panel of Experts briefed participants on the Panel’s final report dated 28 April 2022 (S/2022/359).

Secretary-General Appoints Lieutenant General Mohan Subramanian of India as Force Commander, United Nations Mission in South Sudan

5 Jul

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Mohan Subramanian of India as his new Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

Security Council Sanctions Committee on South Sudan Confirms Alleged Addendum to Final Report of Panel of Experts Not Authentic

21 Jun

The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan has been made aware of a document purporting to be an addendum to the final report of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan, discussing recent violence in Maiwut and Leer (Unity State).

Window of Opportunity for South Sudan Meeting Critical Benchmarks Closing, Mission Head Tells Security Council, Calling Peace Agreement Vital

20 Jun

With only eight months remaining until the end of South Sudan’s Transitional Government, Security Council members expressed dismay with the country’s worsening humanitarian crisis and stressed the urgency of preparing for elections and keeping the 2018 Revitalized Peace Agreement on track.

Security Council Extends Mandate of Interim Security Force in Abyei for Six Months, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2630 (2022)

12 May

The Security Council, acting unanimously today, extended for six months the mandate of its interim security force in Abyei, a contested region on the border of Sudan and South Sudan, as well as its tasks related to border monitoring.

Security Council Sanctions Committee concerning South Sudan Discusses Final Report of Panel of Experts

6 May

On 22 April, the Panel of Experts on South Sudan briefed the members of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) in connection with the Panel’s final report, which was submitted in pursuance of paragraph 17 of resolution 2577 (2021).

Recent Flare-Up of Violence Threatens Apparent Calm between Sudan, South Sudan, Speakers Warn, as Security Council Considers Mandate of Abyei Security Force

22 Apr

With the final status of Abyei still unresolved, an alarming recent flare-up of violence killing civilians and peacekeepers threatens the apparent calm between Sudan and South Sudan, speakers told the Council today, as that body also looked towards a possible future renewal of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) mandate.

Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Mission in South Sudan, Adopting Resolution 2625 (2022) by 13 Votes in Favour, 2 Abstentions

15 Mar

The Security Council decided today to extend the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan for one year, as two delegates abstained over the incorporation of language related to human rights and climate change.

South Sudan Not Ready for Free, Fair Elections Given Failure to Implement Peace Agreement, Human Rights Activist Tells Security Council

7 Mar

Conditions are not yet in place to enable the holding of free, fair and peaceful elections in 2023 in South Sudan, speakers told the Security Council today as members explored ways to address outstanding issues during the remaining 12 months of the three-year transitional period established under the Revitalized Agreement.