Watchlist Activities


The SPLA and White Army are listed for recruitment and use and killing and maiming of children. Opposition armed groups, including the SPLA Opposition, are 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. Pursuant to SCR 2155 (2014), the SG will provide a report on the implementation of UNMISS’ mandate and an updated assessment on UNMISS operations, including deployments and future requirements. Council Members should:

  • Work to ensure urgent deployment of additional troops authorized by the Security Council in December 2013; and increase military patrolling in areas where military deployments and humanitarian presence remain limited;
  • Urge UNMISS to issue regular and timely public reporting, including grave violations against children. The May 2014 UNMISS Human Rights report did not include details of grave violations against children;
  • Recommend for UNMISS to support the work of the AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan, particularly in its investigation of 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
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
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.