Press releases

  • UNMISS SRSG Media Briefing Near Verbatim Transcript; Opening Remarks

    UNMISS SRSG Media Briefing Near Verbatim Transcript; Opening Remarks

    16 Nov 2017 - Near Verbatim Transcript ofMedia Briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nationsand Head of the United Nations Mission in South SudanMr. David ShearerJuba Conference RoomUNMISS Tomping Site – Juba - 16 November 2017
  • UN celebrates 72nd anniversary across South Sudan

    UN celebrates 72nd anniversary across South Sudan

    24 Oct 2017 - 24 October 2017, JUBA — UN personnel working across South Sudan have today cometogether with local leaders and communities to celebrate United Nations Day and the workthe organization is doing to protect civilians, build durable peace, and create stability anddevelopment within the young nation.
  • Newly arrived deputy UN chief to work with partners to “respond to the current humanitarian crisis and to find practical solutions to development challenges” in South Sudan

    Newly arrived deputy UN chief to work with partners to “respond to the current humanitarian crisis and to find practical solutions to development challenges” in South Sudan

    28 Sep 2017 - The newly arrived Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for South Sudan, Alain Noudéhou presented his credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, His Excellency Deng Alor Kuol, in Juba on Thursday.
  •  “Unity of purpose” needed in South Sudan peace process in face of “narrow” space for compromise

    “Unity of purpose” needed in South Sudan peace process in face of “narrow” space for compromise

    26 Sep 2017 - The international community must show “unity of purpose” by supporting a peace process capable of implementation in South Sudan in the face of a “narrow” space for compromise, according to the UN’s most senior representative in the country. David Shearer, who is the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for South Sudan, was addressing a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on Tuesday.
  • 26 Sep 2017 - Mr. President, excellencies and distinguished delegates,I thank you for the invitation to address the Council and touch on some critical issues in South Sudan. I will provide a brief update on the situation in the country, as well as United Nations efforts to protect civilians and build durable peace as per our mandate.
  • Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Taban Deng Gai,  First Vice-President of South Sudan

    Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Taban Deng Gai,
    First Vice-President of South Sudan

    24 Sep 2017 - The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Taban Deng Gai, First Vice-President of South Sudan. The Secretary-General expressed his profound concern with the ongoing violence and deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country.The Secretary-General acknowledged the National Dialogue and stressed the need for it to be inclusive and safe for the participation of all stakeholders.
  • 20 Sep 2017 - Today we come together to observe the International Day of Peace. The theme is: “Together for Peace, Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”. Here in South Sudan people face enormous challenges. Half the population is suffering from severe hunger and is in need of food aid. One-third of the population have fled their homes or have crossed the border into neighboring countries as refugees.  One million South Sudanese, for example, now live in refugee camps in Uganda.
  • Media Briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan Mr. David Shearer

    Media Briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan Mr. David Shearer

    14 Sep 2017 - Opening Remarks: Good morning and thanks for joining me at this briefing. I’d like to focus on two main issues today…the upcoming annual General Debate of the UnitedNations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York which I will be attending;I’d like to give you details about two key events taking place in New York which concern SouthSudan;I also want to update you on our Protection of Civilians or POC sites.***
  • Wau could provide “model” for return home of South Sudan’s displaced people

    Wau could provide “model” for return home of South Sudan’s displaced people

    14 Sep 2017 - The return of displaced people to their homes in Wau in north-western South Sudan could provide a“model” for other parts of the country, the Head of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan(UNMISS) has said. David Shearer, who is also the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, was speaking on avisit to Wau town.
  • 28 Aug 2017 -
    The United Nations Mission in South Sudan expresses its sincere sympathy to the family and friends of journalist Christopher Allen, killed during fighting in the town of Kaya, near the border with Uganda, in circumstances that remain unclear.

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