Watchlist Activities


The Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and White Army are listed for recruitment and use and killing and maiming of children. Opposition armed groups, including the SPLA in Opposition, are listed for recruitment and use. In 2014, the Government of South Sudan re-committed to its 2012 action plan. Pursuant to SCR 2187 (2014), the UNMISS mandate is expected to be renewed in May. The first report of the South Sudan Sanctions Committee to the Council is expected as per SCR 2206 (2015). Council Members should:

  • Call on UNMISS to more systematically investigate human rights violations and to provide regular public reports on its findings; all reports, including the Secretary-General’s, should encompass dedicated sections on the impact of armed conflict on 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;
  • Ensure that all personnel receive comprehensive pre-deployment and in-theatre training on the protection and rights of children in accordance with DPKO Specialised Training Materials on child protection;
  • In accordance with the designation criteria in SCR 2206 (2015), urge Member States to designate individuals and entities who commit grave violations against children, and encourage SRSG-CAAC to share information with the Sanctions Committee and the Panel of Experts on the responsible parties

The United States is the lead country on 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: 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.