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UNMISS condemns the continued targeting of civilians in Bentiu
Juba, 19 December 2014 - The Human Rights Division of the UN Mission in South Sudan has issued a report concerning allegations that opposition forces killed at least 11 civilians and committed other serious human rights abuses during an attack in the Unity State capital of Bentiu last October.
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for power-sharing agreement in South Sudan
New York, 15 December 2014 - Today marks one year since conflict broke out in the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan. I am dismayed and saddened that the parties have yet to reach a comprehensive peace agreement.
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UNMISS commemorates International Human Rights Day
Juba, 10 December, 2014 - At a ceremony held in Juba today to commemorate International Human Rights Day, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Loej, read out UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for Human Rights Day, which this year is being observed under the slogan “Human Rights 365” to underscore the message that every day of the year should be Human Rights Day.
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UNMISS launches destruction of weapons confiscated from internally displaced persons
Juba, 9 December, 2014 - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan destroyed  25 firearms and hundreds of knives, machetes,  and similar weapons confiscated from internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in its protection-of-civilians sites in Juba at a public event held today in its Tomping compound.
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UN denies media reports of plan to make South Sudan a UN “protectorate”
Juba, 2 December 2014 - There have been persistent reports in South Sudanese and regional media alleging that the United Nations has a plan to place the Republic of South Sudan under a "protectorate." Members of the Government of South Sudan have also brought these reports to the attention of the leadership of UNMISS and voiced their concern.
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UNMISS declines IGAD request to transport opposition leaders to consultative conference in Pagak
Juba, 27 November 2014 - The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) wishes to correct erroneous media reports claiming that the Mission has sought the consent of the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) to use the Mission’s aircraft to transport delegates of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army In Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) from locations inside the country to a consultative conference in Pagak, South Sudan.
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Government of South Sudan and UN launch Children, not Soldiers campaign

 Juba, 29 October 2014 - The Government of South Sudan, with the support of the United Nations, today launched the "Children, not Soldiers" campaign nationally, marking the country’s renewed commitment to end the recruitment and use of children by its army.

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UNMISS condemns abductions of UNMISS employee and WFP staff at Malakal airfield
Juba, 17 October 2014 - On 10 October, three Individual Contractors employed by UNMISS, who were working at the airfield in Malakal, were seized by an unidentified armed group of 15 to 20 men in uniformed and civilian clothes and driven away in a pick-up truck.
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UNMISS denies report of peacekeepers reinforcing SPLA garrisons
Juba, 30 September 2014 - The attention of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been drawn to allegations that appeared yesterday, in an article that was posted on the pro-armed opposition website nyamile.com, accusing the UNMISS peacekeepers of installing barbed wire fencing around SPLA garrisons in various locations in South Sudan to prevent SPLA troops from abandoning their positions in the event of future attacks.
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Initial probe indicates UNMISS helicopter was shot down
Juba, 9 September 2014 - For the past two weeks, UNMISS has been conducting preliminary investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash of a United Nations Mi-8 helicopter Bentiu, the capital of South Sudan’s Unity State, on 26 August, which killed three Russian crewmen and injured a fourth. In addition to the Mission’s own probe, which began in the immediate aftermath of the crash, a technical investigation has also commenced with the participation of United Nations, South Sudanese and Russian experts.
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UNMISS SRSG Congratulates Local Communities as Civilian Disarmament Continues in Lakes State

Juba, 14 October 2011 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG), Hilde F. Johnson today began a one day visit to Lakes State.

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Right Message at the Right Time

Juba, 28 Sept 2011 - President Salva Kiir’s historic first address to the General Assembly on behalf of the Republic of South Sudan was warmly welcomed by world leaders.

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UNMISS Welcomes Government Action on South Sudan Police

Juba, 20 Sept 2011 – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today welcomed the Government’s statement that it had taken action against members of the South Sudan Police Service, who were responsible for an assault on one of UNMISS staff members on 20 August.

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UNMISS Deploys Peacekeepers & Civilian Experts to Support Government Peace Efforts in Jonglei State

Juba, 26 Aug 2011 – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today announced that it had begun deploying peacekeepers and teams of civilian experts to vulnerable areas of Jonglei State.

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UNMISS Calls for Reconciliation Efforts in Jonglei State

Juba, 22 Aug 2011The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG), Hilde F. Johnson expressed deep concern about the violent attacks in recent days andurged for restraint among the Murle and Lou Nuer communities in Jonglei State.

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SRSG Pledges UNMISS Support During Visit to Eastern Equatoria State
Juba, 19 Aug 2011 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG), Hilde F. Johnson began a one day visit to Eastern Equatoria state today to pledge support of the new UN mission, UNMISS, for the population and state authorities.
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