Technical assistance and capacity-building for South Sudan

Year

2023

UN Body

Human Rights Council

Session

52

Session Type

HRC Regular

Agenda Item

10

Country Concerned

South Sudan

Condemnatory

No

Analysis

  • This resolution extensively praises and encourages the government of South Sudan. It contains no criticism. The resolution was adopted by consensus after South Sudan objected to the parallel Item 2 resolution in this session which was adopted by a vote. On the other hand, South Sudan supported this resolution.
  • 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

  • "Noting with appreciation the cooperation of the Government of South Sudan with United Nations bodies, including the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and with other relevant international and regional human rights mechanisms…"
  • "Welcoming the progress made in the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement, including in the implementation of chapter II relating to the reunification of forces…"
  • "Recognizing the public consultations held in May 2022 on the design of legislation for the commission for truth, reconciliation and healing in 10 States and in two of the three administrative areas of South Sudan…"
  • "Welcoming the recent signing by the Government of South Sudan of the core regional and international human rights treaties…"
  • "Applauding the passing of essential bills, including the Constitution Making Process Bill…"
  • "Welcoming the efforts made by the Government of South Sudan to maintain peace and for the cessation of hostilities, the protection of civilians…"
  • "Welcomes the recent steps taken by the Government of South Sudan towards finalizing governance structures in South Sudan…"

Key Criticism

None

Full Vote

  • Yes0

  • No0

  • Abstain0

  • Absent0