Resolution 2459 (South Sudan) S/RES/2459

15 March 2019

On 15 March 2019 the UN Security Council passed Resolution 2459 on the situation in South Sudan. Resolution 2459 extends the mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 March 2020 and maintains the troop levels. The resolution also emphasizes that those responsible for violations of International Humanitarian Law and violations and abuses of human rights must be held accountable, and that South Sudan’s government bears the primary responsibility to protect its populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity. Lastly, the resolution expresses concern that despite the signing of the Revitalised Agreement, violations including rape and sexual violence continue to occur which may amount to international crimes, including war crime s and crimes against humanity.

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