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SRSG Loej and US Charge D’Affaires Twining visit Malakal
Juba, 10 March 2015 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) and head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, Ms. Ellen Margrethe Loej, and the U.S. Charge D’Affaires, Charles Twining, visited Malakal today. The visit featured a walking tour of the devastated center of the Upper Nile state capital, which has changed hands six times since the current conflict in South Sudan erupted in December 2013.
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UNMISS SRSG Ellen Margrethe Loej visits Bor
Juba, 17 February 2014: The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Ms. Ellen Margrethe Løj, visited Bor today. The visit was part of an effort to obtain firsthand knowledge of the situation on the ground concerning the implementation of the Mission mandate.
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UNMISS condemns killing of civilians in ambush in Western Bahr El Ghazal State
Juba, 27 January 2015 - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) strongly condemns the killing of eleven civilians, five of them journalists, in a roadside ambush while travelling to Raja in Western Bahr El Ghazal State on Sunday, 25 January 2015.
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UNMISS Chinese infantry peacekeepers to be based in Juba
Juba, 15 January, 2015 - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is pleased to welcome the pending deployment of a Chinese infantry battalion which will be based and operating out of UNMISS Headquarters in Juba.
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UNMISS documents killings of civilians in Bentiu and Bor in April 2014
Juba, 9 January 2015 - The UNMISS Human Rights Division today issued a 33-page report concerning allegations that armed opposition forces killed hundreds of civilians on 15 April 2014 after they retook control of the Unity State capital of Bentiu from government troops. The report also documents the killing of dozens of people by a mob of armed men who attacked the peacekeeping mission’s protection-of-civilians site outside the Jonglei state capital of Bor two days later.
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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 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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