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. The decision on the request will be taken at the Eighteenth Meeting of the States Parties to take place in November 2020 in Geneva.

2020 Extension Request

South Sudan's Extension Request Received 27 March 2020 PDF 4MB

Victim Assistance

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


Update on Victim Assistance, June 2018

National Disability and Inclusion Policy

Update on Article 5 Implementation, November 2019

Update on Article 5 Implementation, June 2018

South Sudan's 2019 Article 7 transparency report

South Sudan's 2018 Article 7 transparency report

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

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.