Press Releases

  • UNMISS Peacekeepers in formation

    UNMISS Peacekeepers in formation at the Peacekeepers Day Celebration

    16 Jan 2017 -   The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) wishes to comment on a recent press statement released by the SPLA I/O and other social media comments accusing UNMISS of facilitating government operations against the SPLA in Opposition in South Sudan. The Mission...
  • UN Peacekeepers on patrol

    UN Peacekeepers on patrol in South Sudan.

    15 Jan 2017 -   The United Nations Mission in South Sudan’s attention has been drawn to recent statements reported in the media concerning the deployment of the Regional Protection Force. It may be recalled that the United Nations Security Council in its Resolution 2304 decided that UNMISS...
  • 13 Jan 2017 - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan’s attention has been drawn to recent statements reported in the media concerning the deployment of the Regional Protection Force. It may be recalled that the United Nations Security Council in its Resolution 2304 decided that UNMISS...
  • United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres

    03 Jan 2017 - 1 January 2017 New York   On my first day as Secretary-General of the United Nations, one question weighs heavily on my heart. How can we help the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in sight? Civilians are pounded with deadly force...
  • THE SECRETARY-GENERAL  --  REMARKS AT PRESS CONFERENCE (including excerpt of Q&A) New York, 16 December 2016

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- REMARKS AT PRESS CONFERENCE (including excerpt of Q&A) New York, 16 December 2016

    17 Dec 2016 -      It is a great pleasure to see you this morning.  Usually we gather at this time around this year but now we meet at the end of my term.      Believe it or not, I will miss these exchanges.  We have spent much time together in this room, in the halls of this building and...
  • THE SECRETARY-GENERAL  --  MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY  5 December 2016

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL  --  MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY  5 December 2016

    05 Dec 2016 - Volunteers work tirelessly to create a better future for all. They contribute to national well-being and show global solidarity at times of crisis.   We see this in action all over the world, most notably over the past year as volunteers have provided shelter and wide-ranging...
  • UNMISS PoC sites Update No.146

    UNMISS PoC sites Update No.146

    05 Dec 2016 - UNMISS PoC sites Update No.146
  • UN Experts call for UN special investigation into epic levels of sexual violence in South Sudan

    UN Experts call for UN special investigation into epic levels of sexual violence in South Sudan

    03 Dec 2016 - NAIROBI/GENEVA (2 December 2016) – Sexual violence has reached epic proportions in the conflict in South Sudan and requires the urgent attention of the world, said the UN independent Commission* on Human Rights in South Sudan after a ten-day visit during which they met women...
  • THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE ON WORLD AIDS DAY

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE ON WORLD AIDS DAY

    01 Dec 2016 - Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride but we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.   There has been real progress in tackling the disease. More...
  • Press Conference of The Commission on Human Rights at the conclusion of its second visit to South Sudan

    Press Conference of The Commission on Human Rights at the conclusion of its second visit to South Sudan

    30 Nov 2016 - Shantal Persaud Acting Spokesperson: Good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome to this press briefing that is also being broadcast live on UN Radio Miraya. Joining us today, are members of the UN Human Rights Commission who are visiting South Sudan for the second time, and...

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