Watchlist Activities


The SPLA and opposition armed groups, including the SPLA in Opposition, are listed for recruitment and use, and killing and maiming of children. The White Army is listed for recruitment and use. In 2012, the Government of South Sudan adopted a revised action plan to end recruitment and use; and in June 2014, it recommitted to the action plan. On 30 November, the UNMISS mandate is set to expire pursuant to SCR 2155 (2014). The last SG’s progress report on UNMISS operations was released on 30 September (S/2014/708), enumerating incidents of grave violations against children that include recruitment and use, military use of schools and rampant conflict-related sexual violence, particularly affecting girls. In light of the expected UNMISS mandate renewal, the Council Members should:

  • Recalling SCR 2155 (2014) that raised troop and police strength to 12,500 and 1,323 respectively, strongly encourage urgent deployment of remaining personnel and equipment to enable increased protection of vulnerable civilians, especially children, both within and beyond UNMISS premises;
  • Request the SG to continue to include the matter of children affected by armed conflict as a specific aspect in all reports;
  • Call on all parties, including the mediation team, to ensure that child protection concerns are systematically incorporated into ongoing peace and reconciliation discussions, with particular focus on recruitment and use and sexual violence against children;
  • Demand that the military immediately vacate the 124 schools currently under occupation, as mentioned in the SG’s last progress report, and call on the Government to adopt concrete measures to deter military use of schools in contravention of applicable international humanitarian and human rights law, in line with SCR 1998 and 2143.

The United States is the lead country on South Sudan

Field Monitors


UN Action

Year listed: 2007
Action plans signed: SPLA (2010 and 2012)
Sanctions Committee:  Sudan Sanctions Committee was established by Security Council Resolution 1591 (2005)
Secretary-General’s reports on CAAC in Sudan: 2011200920072006
Security Council Working Group conclusions on Sudan: 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.