Watchlist Activities


Sudan/South Sudan (Abyei)

In November, the Secretary-General (SG) is expected to report on the progress of implementing UNISFA’s mandate, as per SCR 2230 (2015). The last SG’s report from September 11, 2015 contained information on the activities related to child protection conducted by UNICEF and its local partner on the ground, focusing on trainings of community-based child protection networks; however, the report did not capture any information on grave violations perpetrated against children. The Council Members should:

  • 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;
  • Call on UNFISA to monitor and report on grave violations against children in Abyei whenever possible, using the community-based child protection networks trained by UNICEF and partners;
  • Encourage UNICEF’s continued collaboration with its field-based partner in the trainings of community-based child protection networks.

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

This information is based on Watchlist’s Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update: November 2015.

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: 2014; 2011200920072006
Security Council Working Group conclusions on South Sudan: 2015; 2012200920082006
UN Mission: UNMISS


Perpetrators listed in the annexes of the Secretary-General’s annual reports on children and armed conflict:
2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2104 2015
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 a,b
Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)* a a,b,c a,b,c a,b,c a,b,c a,b,c a,b,c
SPLA in Opposition a,b a,b
White Army a 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.