Current and Past Recommendations to the UN Security Council (Monthly Action Points)
South Sudan (February 2016)
In its consideration of sanctions in South Sudan, the Council must incorporate a gender perspective and address women’s concerns in the situation as a whole, including condemning SGBV and building on commitments in its women, peace and security resolutions. Given the severe political, humanitarian and security situation, the Council should ensure there is recognition within the monitoring and implementation of sanctions regarding the link between small arms and light weapons and SGBV, in addition to specifically including SGBV as a criteria for sanctions. Designation criteria should also be harmonized with existing charges from international justice mechanisms. Reporting on sanctions should include the gender dimensions of the situation and the context for SGBV, ensuring relevant expert groups for sanctions committees have the necessary gender expertise (per SCR 2242 (2015), OP 6).