Current and Past Recommendations to the UN Security Council (Monthly Action Points)
South Sudan (March 2019) The Security Council will be renewing the mandate for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). In its renewal, the Council must maintain existing preambular and operative language on women, peace, and security (WPS) (S/RES/2406 (2018), OPs 7(a)(i), (a)(v), (a)(vi), (a)(vii), (c)(ii), 14, 17, 24, 26, 31, 33). In addition, the Council should:
Continue to call on parties to realize the 35% quota for women’s representation in all relevant implementation mechanisms during the pre-transitional and transitional periods.
Maintain language on ensuring gender is mainstreamed in all assessments, planning, and operations (S/RES/2406 (2018), OP 14) and continue to emphasize the importance of ensuring the mission has the civilian capacity to carry out protection tasks, including women protection advisors.
Include a mandate provision requesting UNMISS to continue to engage with diverse women’s groups, including those comprised of, or serving, marginalized communities, as a central component to implementing its protection of civilians mandate (S/RES/2408 (2018), OP 7(a)).
Request the Security-General to include reporting on the measures and steps that have been taken to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence, as well as on implementing mission-wide communication with community-based strategies – and efforts to be gender-sensitive in this regard.
Call for the Government and relevant international partners to facilitate women’s meaningful participation in all policymaking, planning and implementation processes to combat and eradicate the illicit transfer, destabilizing accumulation, and misuse of small arms and light weapons in all aspects, including through consultations with women’s CSOs (S/RES/2117 (2013), S/RES/2220 (2015)).