- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict, peace and security
- Peace and development
This report looks at the transition of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan’s (UNMISS) security sector reform (SSR) activities to international and national actors. Many required SSR activities in South Sudan remain at a very early stage. Four main challenges must be overcome if the SSR process and UNMISS transition are to become sustainable: (a) the political process is weak with no national consensus or genuine interest regarding SSR; (b) the implementation of the cease-fire arrangements and SSR are not yet part of a broader recovery context, including disarmament demobilization and reintegration (DDR); (c) donors are reluctant to funding the South Sudanese SSR and DDR processes; and (d) the principles of good governance and gender-responsiveness are not yet sufficiently embraced.
II. Factors determining mission transition