Full: UNSC Condemns 28 States, Broadcasting of Hate Speech and Underscores Its Willingness to Impose Targeted Sanctions

US President Barack Obama chairs a United Nations Security Council meeting(Source: Wikipedia)

US President Barack Obama chairs a United Nations Security Council meeting(Source: Wikipedia)

June 1, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— The following excerpts are from the 10-paged report of the United Nations Security Council, unanimously adopted on May 31 2015, to closely monitor South Sudan peace implementation. The document strongly welcomes many resolutions adopted by the IGAD, JMEC and the warring parties in search of peace in the last two years but equally emphasises the seriousness of the council to impose sanctions, asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo on key leaders who will continue to fun the war through bad policies, unilitarel decisions, human rights violations and war crimes. Read the full document below…..

Condemning Salva Kiir’s 28 States

“Welcoming the resolve indicated in the IGAD Council of Ministers communiqué of 31 January 2016, urging the TGNU to abide by and take no action inconsistent with the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) 30-31 January 2016 communiqué, which was subsequently endorsed by the parties and JMEC, on the issue of the Presidential Decree on the creation of 28 new states and calling on the United Nations Security Council to support consequences in the event the South Sudanese parties fail or refuse to implement the Peace Agreement, and further welcoming its demand that the parties to the conflict take immediate action to ensure unconditional humanitarian access across the country,”

Condemning the Use of Media to Broadcast Hate Speech

“Strongly condemning the use of media to broadcast hate speech and transmit messages instigating sexual violence against a particular ethnic group, which has the potential to play a significant role in promoting mass violence and exacerbating conflict, and calling on the TGNU to take appropriate measures to address such activity, and further urging all parties to desist from these actions and instead contribute to promoting peace and reconciliation among the communities,”

“Determining that the situation in South Sudan continues to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region,

Extend the mandate of the Panel of Experts on Sanctions, Arms Embargo and other Measures

“Underscores its willingness to impose targeted sanctions in order to support the search for an inclusive and sustainable peace in South Sudan, including through the timely and full implementation of the Agreement; “7. Decides to renew until 31 May 2017 the travel and financial measures imposed by paragraphs 9 and 12 of resolution 2206 (2015), and reaffirms the provisions of paragraphs 10, 11, 13, 14 and 15 of resolution 2206 (2015)”

“Emphasizes the importance of holding regular consultations with concerned Member States, international and regional and subregional organizations, as well as UNMISS, as may be necessary, in particular neighbouring and regional States, in order to ensure the full implementation of the measures in this resolution, and in that regard encourages the Committee to consider, where and when appropriate, visits to selected countries by the Chair and/or Committee members;”

Reviewing Peace Progress Through JMEC

“Expresses its intent to monitor and review the situation at 90-day intervals from the adoption of this resolution or more frequently, as needed, and invites the JMEC to share relevant information with the Council, as appropriate, on its assessment of the parties’ implementation of the Agreement, adherence to the permanent ceasefire, and facilitation of humanitarian access, also expresses its intent to impose any sanctions that may be appropriate to respond to the situation, which may include an arms embargo and the designation of senior individuals responsible for actions or policies that threaten the peace, security or stability of South Sudan, including by impeding the implementation of the Agreement, or by failing to take effective and comprehensive steps to cause forces under direct or indirect control to cease military operations, acts of violence, as well as human rights violations or abuses or violations of international humanitarian law, and to enable full access for humanitarian assistance”

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