Watchlist Activities


The Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), SPLA in Opposition and White Army are listed for
recruitment and use. The SPLA and SPLA in Opposition are also listed for killing and maiming of children. In 2014, the Government of South Sudan re-committed to its 2012 Action Plan. Pursuant to SCR 2223 (2015), the UNMISS mandate was renewed on 28 May, until 30 November. The SG is expected to report on UNMISS’ progress in August. Council Members should:

  • Call on UNMISS to continue to systematically monitor and report on the grave violations
    against children;
  • Call on UNMISS to collaborate with the Government in the swift and vigorous
    implementation of its re-commitment to the Action Plan and associated work plan to prevent and end the recruitment and use of children, sexual violence and other grave violations against children by the SPLA; and to intensify efforts to engage with SPLA in Opposition and other listed parties to obtain further commitments, and work towards the development and implementation of action plans to prevent and end grave violations;
  • Ensure that any peace processes/agreements (IGAD+ process) continue to highlight the
    plight of children, and demand that all parties cease violations against children as agreed
    upon in the Cessation of Hostilities agreement;
  • Call on Member States to urge all parties to immediately cease violations against children,
    and stress that the perpetrators of such violations should be held accountable.

The United States is the lead country on Sudan/South Sudan. Chile chairs the South
Sudan Sanctions Committee.

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.