On 11 November 2011, South Sudan deposited its notification of succession to the Convention. According to the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, the Convention became effective for South Sudan on 9 July 2011, the date of State succession.

Stockpile Destruction (Article 4)

At the 2011 Eleventh Meeting of the States Parties, South Sudan reported that it did not possess any stockpiled anti-personnel mines.

Mine Clearance (Article 5)

In its initial transparency report in 2012, South Sudan reported areas under its jurisdiction or control in which anti-personnel mines were known or suspected to be emplaced.

In accordance with Article 5 of the Convention, South Sudan undertook to destroy or ensure the destruction of all anti-personnel mines in these areas as soon as possible but not later than 9 July 2021.

On 27 March 2020, South Sudan submitted a second request to extend its deadline, and on 21 August 2020 South Sudan submitted a revised request. The request was granted at the Eighteenth Meeting of the States Parties and a new deadline set for 9 July 2026.

Victim Assistance

South Sudan is one of 30 States Parties that have indicated having significant numbers – hundreds or thousands – of landmine survivors.

2020 Extension Request

South Sudan's Extension Request Received 27 March 2020 

South Sudan's Revised Extension Request Received 21 August 2020

South Sudan's Executive Summary PDF 148KB

South Sudan's Extension Request Analysis PDF 142KB

South Sudan's Extension Request Decision PDF 129KB

Update on Victim Assistance

June 2018

National Disability and Inclusion Policy

Update on Article 5 Implementation

November 2019 | June 2018

South Sudan National Mine Action Strategic Plan 2012-2016

Report on measures taken with respect to allegations of breach of the Convention in Nassir 
November 2017

Article 7 Transparency Report submitted in 

2019 | 2018

On 3 December at the Convention's 12MSP, Barach Jurkuch, Director of South Sudan's National Mine Action Authority, and Nathan Pitia, Director General of the Ministry of Social Welfare, officially presented South Sudan's initial transparency report to the UN Secretary-General's representative, Peter Kolarov.

Snapshots of South Sudan at Convention-related activities on Flickr.