South Sudan

  • 15 September 2020

    South Sudan: Open and Closed VTCs

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    On Wednesday (16 September), there will be an open VTC, followed by a closed VTC, on South Sudan. Special Representative and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) David Shearer, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, and a...

  • September 2020

    South Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In September, the Security Council expects to hold a meeting on South Sudan, during which it will discuss the quarterly report on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and developments in the country. Special Representative and head of UNMISS David Shearer is the most likely briefer.  

  • 22 June 2020

    South Sudan Meeting: Open and Closed VTC

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    On Tuesday (23 June) the Security Council will hold an open videoconference (VTC), followed by a closed VTC, on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Special Representative and head of UNMISS David Shearer and a South Sudanese civil society...

  • June 2020

    South Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, Security Council members expect to hold an open videoconference (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on the Secretary-General’s 90-day report on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and developments in South Sudan. Special Representative and head of UNMISS David Shearer is the likely briefer.  

  • Tomorrow (29 May) Security Council president Estonia is expected to announce the voting results on a resolution renewing sanctions on South Sudan until 31 May 2021—including targeted sanctions (assets freezes and travel bans) and an arms embargo—and the mandate of...

  • May 2020

    South Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the Council expects to vote on a resolution to renew the South Sudan sanctions regime—including targeted sanctions and the arms embargo—which expires on 31 May. The mandate of the South Sudan Sanctions Committee Panel of Experts expires on 30 June, and the Council is also expected “to take appropriate action regarding [its] future extension” by 31 May, as stipulated in resolution 2471.  

  • Tomorrow (12 March), the Security Council is scheduled to vote on a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) for an additional year. The initial draft was circulated by the US, the penholder on...

  • March 2020

    South Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Council is due to renew the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) before its 15 March expiration. Prior to this, the Council expects a briefing, followed by consultations, on the Secretary-General’s 90-day report.

  • December 2019

    South Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, the Council will receive a briefing on the Secretary-General’s 90-day report on South Sudan. Ambassador Joanna Wronecka (Poland), chair of the 2206 South Sudan Sanctions Committee, is also expected to brief on the Committee’s work. Consultations are expected to follow the briefing.

  • Addis Ababa – Yesterday (20 October), Security Council members visited South Sudan, ahead of the 12 November deadline for completing the pre-transition period of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS). Council members arrived...

  • Nairobi – Security Council members arrived in Nairobi today (19 October) ahead of a visiting mission to South Sudan tomorrow (20 October) and the AU (21 – 22 October). During the one-day visit to South Sudan, Council members will push...

  • 7 October 2019

    South Sudan Presidential Statement

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    Tomorrow morning (8 October), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) of 12 September 2018. The US, as the penholder on...

  • Tomorrow (18 September), Special Representative for South Sudan and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) David Shearer is expected to brief the Security Council on the Secretary-General’s 90-day report on the situation in South Sudan (S/2019/722)  and the...

  • September 2019

    South Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    Expected Council Action In September, the Council will receive a briefing on the Secretary-General’s 90-day report on South Sudan. Consultations are expected to follow the briefing. Council members also expect to receive a written report from the Secretary-General during September...

  • Tomorrow (25 June), Special Representative for South Sudan and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) David Shearer will brief the Security Council on the Secretary-General’s 90-day report on the situation in South Sudan (S/2019/491). Assistant Secretary-General for Human...