UN Security Council Extends South Sudan Arms Embargo

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 6/3/21 5:00 PM

On May 28, 2021, in a press release, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) announced the renewal of “the arms embargo, travel ban and assets freeze imposed on South Sudan for another year and extended for 13 months the mandate of the panel of experts tasked with helping to oversee those measures, while expressing its readiness to adjust them in light of conditions on the ground.

The arms embargo was renewed until May 31, 2022.  The UNSC identified five benchmarks to measure progress for initiating a review of the embargo:

“The completion by the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity of stages 1, 2 and 3 of the country’s strategic defence and security review;
The formation of a unified command structure and redeployment of the Necessary Unified Forces;
Progress on disarmament, demobilization and reintegration;
Progress on properly managing existing arms and ammunition stockpiles; and
The implementation of the Joint Action Plan for the Armed Forces on addressing conflict-related sexual violence.

Additional details can be found in the press release here:


Topics: Sanctions

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