The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan (hereafter “the Committee”) oversees the sanctions measures imposed by the Security Council.

Sanctions measures



Exemptions to the measure

Travel Ban


All Member States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the entry into or transit through their territories of any individuals who may be designated by the Committee, provided that nothing in this paragraph shall oblige a State to refuse its own nationals entry into its territory.

Set out in paragraph 11 of resolution 2206 (2015)

Assets Freeze


All Member States shall freeze without delay all funds, other financial assets and economic resources which are on their territories, which are owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by any individuals or entities that may be designated by the Committee, or by any individuals or entities acting on their behalf or at their direction, or by entities owned or controlled by them, and decides further that all Member States shall for this initial period ensure that neither these nor any other funds, financial assets or economic resources are made available, directly or indirectly for such persons’ benefit, by their nationals or by persons within their territory.

Set out in paragraphs 13, 14 and 15 of resolution 2206 (2015)

Arms embargo

All Member States shall immediately take the necessary measures to prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to the territory of South Sudan from or through their territories or by their nationals, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, of arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment, and spare parts for the aforementioned; and technical assistance, training, financial or other assistance, related to military activities or the provision, maintenance or use of any arms and related materiel, including the provision of armed mercenary personnel whether or not originating in their territories.

Set out in paragraph 5 of resolution 2428 (2018)

Work and mandate of the Committee  

The Committee comprises all 15 members of the Security Council and makes its decisions by consensus. The current Chair of the Committee, for the period ending 31 December 2018, is Her Excellency Ms. Joanna Wronecka (Poland). The Vice-Chairs for 2018 are Kazakhstan and Sweden. The Committee prepares annual reports of its activities. The Committee has Guidelines for the conduct of its work. Formal and informal meetings of the Committee are announced in the Journal of the United Nations. The work of the Committee is supported by the Panel of Experts.

The Committee is mandated to:

  • monitor implementation of the measures imposed by paragraphs 9 and 12 of resolution 2206 (2015) and paragraph 4 of resolution 2428 (2018) with a view to strengthening, facilitating and improving implementation of these measures by Member States;
  • seek and review information regarding those individuals and entities who may be engaging in the acts described in paragraph 13, 14 and 15 of resolution 2428 (2018);
  • designate individuals subject to the measures imposed by paragraph 9 of resolution 2206 (2015) and to consider requests for exemptions in accordance with paragraph 11 of said resolution;
  • designate individuals and entities subject to the measures imposed by paragraph 12 of resolution 2206 (2015), and to consider requests for exemptions in paragraph 13 of said resolution;
  • consider and decide upon notifications and requests for exemptions from the sanctions measures;
  • establish such guidelines as may be necessary to facilitate the implementation of the measures imposed above;
  • report to the Security Council on its work as deemed necessary by the Committee;
  • encourage a dialogue between the Committee and interested Member States, in particular those in the region, including by inviting representatives of such States to meet with the Committee to discuss implementation of the measures;
  • seek from all States whatever information it may consider useful regarding the actions taken by them to implement effectively the measures imposed; and,
  • examine and take appropriate action on information regarding alleged violations or non-compliance with the measures contained in this resolution.

Summary of listing criteria


Relevant Resolution

Responsible for or complicit in, or having engaged in, directly or indirectly, actions or policies that threaten the peace, security or stability of South Sudan

Paragraph 6 of resolution 2206 (2015)

Actions or policies that have the purpose or effect of expanding or extending the conflict in South Sudan or obstructing reconciliation or peace talks or processes, including breaches of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (“the Agreement”)

Paragraphs 7 (a) of resolution 2206 (2015) and 14 (a) of resolution 2428 (2018)

Actions or policies that threaten transitional agreements or undermine the political process in South Sudan, including Chapter 4 of the Agreement; including Chapter 4 of the Agreement

Paragraphs 7 (b) of resolution 2206 (2015) and 14 (b) of resolution 2428 (2018)

Planning, directing, or committing acts that violate applicable international human rights law or international humanitarian law, or acts that constitute human rights abuses, in South Sudan

Paragraph 7 (c) of resolution 2206 (2015)

The targeting of civilians, including women and children, through the commission of acts of violence (including killing, maiming, torture, or rape or other sexual violence), abduction, enforced disappearance, forced displacement, or attacks on schools, hospitals, religious sites, or locations where civilians are seeking refuge, or through conduct that would constitute a serious abuse or violation of human rights or a violation of international humanitarian law

Paragraph 7 (d) of resolution 2206 (2015)

Planning, directing, or committing acts involving sexual and gender-based violence in South Sudan

The use or recruitment of children by armed groups or armed forces in the context of the armed conflict in South Sudan

Paragraph 14 (e) of resolution 2428 (2018)

Paragraph 7 (e) of resolution 2206 (2015)

The obstruction of the activities of international peacekeeping, diplomatic, or humanitarian missions in South Sudan, including the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism or of the delivery or distribution of, or access to, humanitarian assistance

Paragraphs 7 (f) of resolution 2206 (2015) and 14 (g) of resolution 2428 (2018)

Attacks against United Nations missions, international security presences, or other peacekeeping operations, or humanitarian personnel

Paragraph 7 (g) of resolution 2206 (2015)

Acting for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, an individual or entity designated by the Committee

Engagement by armed groups or criminal networks in activities that destabilize South Sudan through the illicit exploitation or trade of natural resources

Paragraph 7 (h) of resolution 2206 (2015) 

Paragraph 14 (j) of resolution 2428 (2018)

Individuals who are leaders of any entity, including any South Sudanese government, opposition, militia, or other group, that has, or whose members have, engaged in any of the activities described in paragraphs 6 and 7 of resolution 2206 (2015).

Paragraph 8 of resolution 2206 (2015)