South Sudan

  • 24 April 2017

    Briefing on South Sudan

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow (25 April), the Council is scheduled to receive a briefing from David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Shearer will be briefing the Council for the first time since...

  • April 2017

    South Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In April, the Council will consider the Secretary-General’s 30-day assessment focusing on the deployment and future requirements of the Regional Protection Force (RPF), obstacles to setting up the force and impediments to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in carrying out its mandate. A briefing is expected by Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and head of UNMISS David Shearer. 

  • 22 March 2017

    South Sudan Briefing

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow (23 March), the Security Council will hold a high-level briefing on South Sudan. Secretary-General António Guterres, Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Chairman Festus Mogae, Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Bangura and a South Sudanese civil...

  • March 2017

    South Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Council will meet to consider the Secretary-General’s 90-day report on UNMISS and his 30-day assessment focusing on the deployment and future requirements of the RPF, obstacles to setting up the force and impediments to UNMISS in carrying out its mandate. Secretary-General António Guterres and AU High Representative for South Sudan Alpha Oumar Konaré are expected to brief the Council in a meeting chaired by UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson. The UNMISS mandate expires on 15 December 2017. 

  • Tomorrow (24 February) Senegal, Sweden and Uruguay are co-hosting a closed Arria-formula meeting with the heads of human rights components of three UN peace operations. Council members have used the closed Arria-formula format to meet with the heads of human...

  • Tomorrow (23 February), in a meeting requested by the US, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations El Ghassim Wane and Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour are scheduled to brief on the situation in South Sudan. The meeting is expected...

  • February 2017

    South Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In February, the Council will follow closely the situation in South Sudan. There may be a meeting to consider the Secretary-General’s 30-day assessment of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), including the deployment and future requirements of the Regional Protection Force (RPF), obstacles to setting up the force and impediments to UNMISS in carrying out its mandate. Given the gravity of the situation, other meetings could be scheduled on South Sudan during the month, depending on developments in the country. The UNMISS mandate expires on 15 December 2017. 

  • On Monday (23 January),Council members will be briefed by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous in consultations. Ahead of the consultations, Council members are scheduled to hold an informal interactive dialogue with Festus Mogae, former President of Botswana and the...

  • January 2017

    South Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In January, the Council will closely follow the situation in South Sudan. There is likely to be a meeting to consider the Secretary-General’s 30-day assessment of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), including the deployment and future requirements of the Regional Protection Force (RPF), obstacles to setting up the force and impediments to UNMISS in carrying out its mandate.

  • Tomorrow (23 December), the Security Council expects to vote on a draft resolution to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and targeted sanctions (assets freezes and travel bans) on three key government and opposition figures—Paul Malong, Chief of Staff...

  • Today (15 December), 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. After discussions among the permanent members of the Council, the draft...

  • December 2016

    South Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council will renew the mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the authorisation for the yet-to-be deployed Regional Protection Force (RPF), before their 15 December expiration. It will also consider the Secretary-General’s monthly assessment, called for in resolution 2304, on the deployment and future requirements of the RPF, on obstacles to setting up the force and on impediments to UNMISS in carrying out its mandate. Members are anticipating a vote on a draft resolution to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and additional targeted sanctions, although it was unclear at press time if and when this would happen. 

  • A Security Council vote on a draft resolution that would impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and targeted sanctions (assets freezes and travel bans) on three key government and opposition figures— Paul Malong, Chief of Staff of the Sudan...

  • 16 November 2016

    South Sudan Briefing and Consultations

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow (17 November), the Council will hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and on the South Sudan Sanctions Committee. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South...

  • Tomorrow morning (3 November), the Security Council is scheduled to hold consultations on the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and on South Sudan. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous is expected to brief on both issues. UNISFA The...