22 Dec 2017 - 22 December 2017
UNMISS welcomes signing of cessation of hostilities agreement in South Sudan
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan welcomes the signing of a cessation of hostilities agreement by parties attending the High Level Revitalization Forum in Addis Ababa.
20 Dec 2017 - The first Protection of Civilians site has been successfully closed in South Sudan after internally displaced families expressed the desire and confidence to return to their former homes.
The site, next to the United Nations base in Melut in the Upper Nile region, had provided sanctuary to hundreds of families since the civil war broke out four years ago.
16 Dec 2017 - The Secretary-General urges South Sudanese Parties to engage in good faith in the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) -led High-Level Revitalization Forum set to begin in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, next week. The Secretary-General is convinced that with full backing by the region and the wider international community, this Forum provides a unique opportunity to bring all the parties to the conflict and other stakeholders to the negotiation table.
12 Dec 2017 - The Nepalese peacekeeping contingent deployed in Rumbek, Western Lakes, has been awarded the United Nations peacekeeping medal in recognition of their outstanding work in South Sudan.
The medals were awarded by the UNMISS Force Commander, Lt. General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi, and other senior UNMISS officials.
12 Dec 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 - 12 December 2017
10 Dec 2017 - This year’s commemoration of Human Rights Day marks the beginning of a year-long celebration of seven decades since the adoption of one of the world’s most profound and far-reaching international agreements. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes the equality and dignity of every human being and stipulates that every government has a core duty to enable all people to enjoy all their inalienable rights and freedoms.
08 Dec 2017 - Near Verbatim Transcript of Press Conference by the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Victims’ Rights Advocate Ms. Jane ConnorsJuba Conference RoomUNMISS Tomping Site – Juba07 December, 2017
29 Nov 2017 - The killing of “innocent civilians” in the Jonglei region of South Sudan has been condemned as “horrific” by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the country, David Shearer.
Reports suggest that around 45 people were killed and 19 injured when members of the Murle ethnic group attacked a Dinka village on Tuesday.
25 Nov 2017 - Local authorities in Wau receive UN support to uphold human rights
A team of human rights experts from the UN Peacekeeping Mission, UNMISS, has visited Wau to discuss how the mission can support the local authorities in upholding human rights standards in the town and surrounding region.
22 Nov 2017 - Good morning.
Thank you for joining this press briefing today. My first formal encounter with you since arriving in Juba two months ago.
I wish to give an update on three points: the humanitarian outlook, protection of civilians and the UNCT Cooperation Framework with South Sudan.
The humanitarian situation continues to be very difficult. In particular, food needs remain high.