Press releases

  • 26 May 2020 - New York, 26 May 2020 - A Brazilian peacekeeper serving in the Central African Republic and an Indian peacekeeper who has recently completed her assignment in South Sudan have been selected to receive the 2019 United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award. 
  • 21 May 2020 - Court hearings for more than 118 young people on remand for alleged criminal activity have been completed at the Juvenile Reformatory Centre in Juba.
  • 20 May 2020 - A patrol of military and civilian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan has reached communities in Pieri, in northern Jonglei, who were affected by a series of intercommunal clashes at the weekend.
  • south sudan human rights
    19 May 2020 - Survivors of conflict-related sexual violence continue to struggle to access adequate medical and mental health care, according to a new report issued by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan and the UN Human Rights Office.
  • The Special Representative of the Secretary-General/Head of UNMISS, David Shearer, held a virtual press conference on COVID-19 at the mission's headquarters in Juba, South Sudan, today.

    07 May 2020 - As you will be aware, South Sudan currently has 74 confirmed COVID-19 cases. This means the virus is present in the broader community. South Sudan is not alone in this respect. It joins nearly every other country in the world with positive cases. And, it is likely that the number of cases will increase.
  • COVID-19 case confirmed in South Sudan

    05 Apr 2020 - Juba, South Sudan, 5 April 2020: The United Nations in South Sudan has confirmed a case of corona virus disease (COVID-19) among its staff. The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) are leading the investigation by epidemiologists to test people recently in contact with the patient in accordance with agreed protocols. The patient has been resident in South Sudan for five weeks.
  • UNMISS announces travel freeze to support COVID-19 prevention and preparedness

    UNMISS announces travel freeze to support COVID-19 prevention and preparedness.

    23 Mar 2020 - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has put a seven-day freeze on staff travelling into South Sudan as part of the peacekeeping mission’s support for national-led COVID-19 prevention efforts. The decision will apply to all personnel except those who are critical to continuing UNMISS operations. Cargo flights will continue. The decision is effective at 23:59 Monday 23 March 2020.
  • UN takes steps to support coronavirus prevention and preparedness in South Sudan

    UN takes steps to support coronavirus prevention and preparedness in South Sudan - 18 March 2020

    18 Mar 2020 - The United Nations in South Sudan has announced new measures in support of Government-led efforts to prevent and prepare for the coronavirus (COVID-19). These are aimed at protecting the people of South Sudan and UN staff. 
  • unmiss south sudan juba srsg david shearer press conference 9 march 2020 near verbatim q&a

    UNMISS chief David Shearer answered numerous questions at a press conference in Juba on 9 March.

    10 Mar 2020 - (Scroll down for Q&A session) I want to start by acknowledging the breaking news coming out of Khartoum where an explosion has reportedly hit a convoy carrying Prime Minister Hamdok. I don’t have any more information than you do, at the moment, but I wanted to my express my concern at the situation and welcome the news that the Prime Minister is apparently safe and well.
  • unmiss south sudan srsg special representative secretary-general juba press conference 9 march 2020

    Statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General Press Conference Juba on 9 March 2020.

    09 Mar 2020 - I want to start by acknowledging the breaking news coming out of Khartoum where an explosion has reportedly hit a convoy carrying Prime Minister Hamdok. I don’t have any more information than you do, at the moment, but I wanted to my express my concern at the situation and welcome the news that the Prime Minister is apparently safe and well.

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