Watchlist Activities


The SPLA is listed for recruitment and use of children. In 2012, the Government of South Sudan adopted a revised action plan to end recruitment and use. The Security Council will receive a report on the implementation of SCR 2132 (2013), which authorized an increase in the military component of UNMISS. Discussions are ongoing on the reprioritization of UNMISS’s mandate, which could happen before its scheduled July expiration date. Council Members should:

  • Call on all parties to put an end to grave violations committed against children, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, killing and maiming and attacks on schools and hospitals;
  • As per the campaign, Children not Soldiers, ensure cooperation with the government in advancing its action plan to end  the recruitment and use of children;  urge all parties to grant  child protection actors access to youth mobilization centers, and military barracks, in order to verify the cessation of recruitment and use of children;
  • Call on all parties to ensure that child protection concerns, including the recruitment and use of child soldiers, are systematically incorporated in ongoing peace and reconciliation discussions;
  • Call for investigation of grave violations committed against children by all parties; recommend for UNMISS to support the work of the AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan, particularly to investigate grave violations against children.  

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


Perpetrators listed since Security Council Resolution 1612:
2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
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*
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) a a,b,c a,b,c a,b,c
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).