Statement by Ambassador Michel Xavier Biang, Permanent Representative of the Gabonese Republic to the UN and Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan, at a UN Security Council Briefing on South Sudan

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Ambassador Michel Xavier Biang, provided a brief overview of the developments in the Committee since the beginning of 2023.

In July, the Secretary-General appointed five experts to serve on the Committee’s Panel of Experts.  Throughout the reporting period, the Committee convened on eight occasions in informal consultations.  During these meetings, the Coordinator of the Panel of Experts presented interim and final reports, along with the work plan for the renewed mandate under resolution 2683 (2023).

Additionally, the Committee received a briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, a representative of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and discussed the Chair’s report of his October visit to South Sudan.

During the visit to South Sudan, the Chair and his delegation met with South Sudan Government and Parliament officials, UNMISS leadership, the United Nations country team, diplomatic corps and civil society representatives.

The discussions focused on the arms embargo and the implementation of the key benchmarks established by resolution 2577 (2021), as well as progress in the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement.  Since January 2023, the Committee has received four exemptions requests concerning the travel ban and asset freeze measures, three of which were granted, he added.

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