Technical assistance and capacity-building for South Sudan

Year

2021

UN Body

Human Rights Council

Session

46

Session Type

HRC Regular

Agenda Item

10

Country Concerned

South Sudan

Condemnatory

No

Analysis

  • This Item 10 resolution extensively praises and encourages the government of South Sudan. It contains no criticism. The resolution follows repeated requests by South Sudan to be moved from Item 4 to Item 10.
  • The resolution was adopted by consensus after the African Group objected to the parallel Item 4 resolution in this session which was adopted by a vote.The EU had expressed “disappoint[ment]” that two resolutions were adopted on South Sudan because the sides could not agree.
  • Moreover, the resolution was adopted under Item 10, which concerns mere "technical assistance," signaling an uncritical approach.

Main Sponsors

African Group

Vote

Consensus

Key Praise

None

Key Criticism

  • "Expressing concern at ongoing violations of the permanent ceasefire and the Agreementon Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Accessand urging all parties to the conflict to fully honour their commitments in this regard..."

Full Vote

  • Yes0

  • No0

  • Abstain0