Watchlist Activities


South Sudan (Abyei)

In July, UNISFA’s mandate is expected to be renewed, pursuant to SCR 2205 (2015). The SCR 1990 (2011) calls for the SG to ensure effective human rights monitoring and reporting to the Security Council. The SG’s quarterly report on Abyei documented abduction of four Dinka Ngok children during an attack on the village of Marial Achak by Misseryia on 2 March. The Council should:

  • Continue to urge parties to cease all forms of violence, human rights violations and abuses, and violations of international humanitarian law, including violations and abuses against children;
  • Include as part of UNISFA’s mandate, specifically, the monitoring and reporting on the grave violations against children in Abyei.

The United States is the lead country on Sudan/South Sudan.

Field Monitors


UN Action

Year listed: 2007
Action plans signed: SPLA (2010 and 2012)
Sanctions Committee:  South Sudan Sanctions Committee was established by Security Council Resolution 2206 (2015)
Secretary-General’s reports on CAAC in South Sudan: 2011200920072006
Security Council Working Group conclusions on South Sudan: 2015; 2012200920082006
UN Mission: UNMISS


Perpetrators listed since Security Council Resolution 1612:
2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2104
South Sudan Defence Forces, including the forces of Major-General Gabriel Tang Ginyi a,b,c
Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) a,c a,c
Pibor Defence Forces a,b,c
Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA)~* a,c a a a a* a,b
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)* a a,b,c a,b,c a,b,c a,b,c a,b,c
Opposition armed groups, including former SPLA in opposition a,b
White Army 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.