Press releases

  • UN Secretary-General's opening remarks at joint press conference on humanitarian crises in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

    UN Secretary-General's opening remarks at joint press conference on humanitarian crises in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

    23 Feb 2017 - The Secretary-General Opening Remarks at Joint Press Conferencewith UNDP Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark; Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Stephen O’Brien; Ms. Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (by video conference); Ms. Carla Mucavi, Director of FAO Liaison Office in New York, and Mr. Justin Forsyth, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF New York, 22 February 2017
  • Press statement: Senior UN human rights official condemns the deplorable rights situation in South Sudan and calls for prompt establishment of a court to prosecute atrocity crimes

    Press statement: Senior UN human rights official condemns the deplorable rights situation in South Sudan and calls for prompt establishment of a court to prosecute atrocity crimes.

    17 Feb 2017 - JUBA/GENEVA/NEW YORK (17 February 2017) At the end of a four-day visit to South Sudan, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights,  Andrew Gilmour, called for the rapid establishment of a hybrid court to prosecute atrocity crimes committed in the country.
  • UNMISS SRSG describes situation of displaced people in Upper Nile region as “real problem”

    UNMISS SRSG David Shearer describes situation of displaced people in Upper Nile region as “real problem”

    16 Feb 2017 - Malakal, 16 February, 2017 Statement Attributable to the Office of the Spokesperson United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) (Scroll down for audio version)
  • UN Security Council Condemns Fighting in South Sudan

    UN Security Council Condemns Fighting in South Sudan

    10 Feb 2017 - The members of the Security Council strongly condemned continued fighting across South Sudan, particularly incidents in the Equatoria and Upper Nile regions of South Sudan and called on all parties to cease hostilities immediately.  The members of the Security Council also condemned in the strongest terms all attacks directed against civilians and expressed serious concern that, once again, there are reports of killing of civilians, sexual and gender-based violence, destruction of homes, ethn
  • Statement Attributable to the Office of the Spokesperson United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Juba, 9 February, 2017

    UNMISS SRSG returns from two-day field visit to Bentiu and Leer; Statement Attributable to the Office of the Spokesperson United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Juba, 9 February, 2017

    09 Feb 2017 - Statement Attributable to the Office of the Spokesperson United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Juba, 9 February, 2017 The head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer, returned to Juba on Thursday from a two-day field visit to Bentiu and Leer, two towns which have been amongst the most affected by the country’s conflict.
  • Statement Attributable to the Office of the Spokesperson United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS): Upper Nile Operations worrying

    Statement Attributable to the Office of the Spokesperson United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS): Upper Nile Operations worrying.

    09 Feb 2017 - Fighting in the west bank of the River Nile in the north of South Sudan has reached what the head of the UN mission in the country (UNMISS), David Shearer has described as “worrying proportions.” What began with an exchange of fire between SPLA and Aguelek opposition forces, has expanded geographically. Military resupplies have since been observed arriving in the area.
  • Press release: UNMISS “committed to creating conditions of peace and security”

    UNMISS chief David Shearer.

    01 Feb 2017 - The newly arrived head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), David Shearer, has said that the mission is “committed to helping the South Sudanese create the conditions of peace and security,” that internally displaced people need in order to feel confident about returning home.  
  • Statement on Malakal Attributable to the Office of the Spokesperson, UNMISS  Juba, 29 January, 2017

    Statement on Malakal Attributable to the Office of the Spokesperson, UNMISS Juba, 29 January, 2017

    30 Jan 2017 - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) remains deeply concerned about the outbreak of fighting between the SPLA and SPLA in Opposition in and around Malakal town, including intermittent shelling that has been reported over the last few days. UNMISS reports that on Sunday, the situation in the town remained tense. The Mission continues to patrol regularly in Malakal and reports that the town is largely deserted.
  • Joint Press Statement by the AU, IGAD and the UN Consultations on South Sudan 29 January 2017

    Joint Press Statement by the AU, IGAD and the UN Consultations on South Sudan 29 January 2017

    29 Jan 2017 - The African Union (AU), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and the United Nations (UN) held a joint consultative meeting on South Sudan on January 29, 2017 on the margins of the African Union 28th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa.
  • NEW HEAD OF THE UN MISSION IN SOUTH SUDAN ARRIVES IN JUBA DAVID SHEARER

    DAVID SHEARER, NEW HEAD OF THE UN MISSION IN SOUTH SUDAN, ARRIVES IN JUBA.

    20 Jan 2017 - The new Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), Mr. David Shearer (New Zealand), has arrived in the country to assume his duties.  Mr. Shearer succeeds Ms. Ellen Margrethe Løj, who completed her assignment at the end of November 2016, after serving for almost three years.

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