UNITED NATIONS, May 28 2021 The United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2577 on Tuesday to extend the arms embargo and targeted sanctions against South Sudan for one year until May 31, 2022.
The resolution was adopted by a vote of 13 in favour and 2 abstentions on the same day. Pursuant to the resolution, the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the South Sudan Sanctions Committee will be extended until 1 July 2022, and the Council will revise, suspend or gradually lift the arms embargo on South Sudan against the completion of the five core indicators and will adjust the targeted sanctions measures as they are.
Since the end of 2013, power disputes between South Sudan’s President Kiir and former Vice-President Machar have triggered nationwide armed conflicts with serious humanitarian consequences.
The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution in 2015 that imposed targeted sanctions on individuals and entities that undermine peace and the political process in South Sudan.
The Security Council will begin imposing an arms embargo on South Sudan in 2018. Since then, the Council has extended the sanctions measures on several occasions.