02 Aug 2017 - I had a very good meeting with His Excellency the President of the Republic of South Sudan. We had a discussion on the peace process on the different initiatives that are converging to helping bring peace back to South Sudan. We discussed about the security situation in its different aspects including the deployment of the Regional Protection Forces (RPF). We also discussed the humanitarian situation.
01 Aug 2017 - Thank you very much and good afternoon indeed we had a very good met with his Excellency the Vice President, It was a very tense meeting. On the security issues the Vice President explained the current evolution of the situation, but also the fighting in some parts of the country, particularly in the north-east.
01 Aug 2017 - I had a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Deng Alor.He explained to me the evolution of the initiatives that are currently underway to advance peace in South Sudan, the importance of the IGAD initiative regarding the revitalization of the implementation of the peace agreement and the efforts that are being conducted by neighboring countries, such as Uganda, to bring stakeholders closer together.
01 Aug 2017 - Visit of the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix
Good morning everyone. I am really happy to be here.
This is my second visit to South Sudan in a couple of months and my first visit as Undersecretary General for Peacekeeping Operations.
19 Jul 2017 - Mr. President,
Distinguished Members of the Council,
Let me begin by thanking the government of China for convening this meeting to focus on enhancing African capacities in the areas of peace and security.
In my first days as Secretary-General, I attended the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. I wanted to launch a new era of cooperation with the AU founded on a core conviction.
12 Jul 2017 - Remarks to the media by David Shearer,
Special Representative of the Secretary-General,
12 July 2017,
Juba, South Sudan
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I would like to focus on three key issues, President Kiir’s Independence Day speech and the situation in Torit as a well as Pagak.
21 Jun 2017 - United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan have been praised by the most senior UN official in the country for a “nimble and pro-active” response in support of humanitarians dealing with an emergency.
12 Jun 2017 - Mr. Chairman, Prime Minister Hailemairiam, Excellencies and distinguished delegates,
I thank you for the opportunity to address this Assembly of Heads of State and Government of IGAD. The United Nations commitment to partnership was reaffirmed in the IGAD, AU and UN joint statement on 29 January. I wish to express my own appreciation for the IGAD leaders’ continued efforts to help end the conflict in South Sudan.
Mr. Chairman, Excellencies
09 Jun 2017 - A cessation of hostilities agreement between warring ethnic groups in the Jonglei region is a “first step to dialogue and engagement but we now need to build on that and show that there is a real dividend for peace,” the head of UN peacekeeping in South Sudan, UNMISS, has said.
David Shearer, who is also the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, was speaking during a visit to Bor and Pibor in former Jonglei State in the east of South Sudan.