Press releases

  • UN Peacekeepers on patrol

    UN Peacekeepers on patrol in South Sudan.

    15 Jan 2017 -  
  • 13 Jan 2017 - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan’s attention has been drawn to recent statements reported in the media concerning the deployment of the Regional Protection Force. It may be recalled that the United Nations Security Council in its Resolution 2304 decided that UNMISS force levels should be increased to a ceiling of 17,000 troops, including 4,000 for a Regional Protection Force.
  • United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres

    03 Jan 2017 - 1 January 2017 New York   On my first day as Secretary-General of the United Nations, one question weighs heavily on my heart. How can we help the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in sight?
  • THE SECRETARY-GENERAL  --  MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY  5 December 2016

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL  --  MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY  5 December 2016

    05 Dec 2016 - Volunteers work tirelessly to create a better future for all. They contribute to national well-being and show global solidarity at times of crisis.   We see this in action all over the world, most notably over the past year as volunteers have provided shelter and wide-ranging support to millions of refugees forced from their homes by armed conflict and persecution.
  • UN Experts call for UN special investigation into epic levels of sexual violence in South Sudan

    UN Experts call for UN special investigation into epic levels of sexual violence in South Sudan

    03 Dec 2016 - NAIROBI/GENEVA (2 December 2016) – Sexual violence has reached epic proportions in the conflict in South Sudan and requires the urgent attention of the world, said the UN independent Commission* on Human Rights in South Sudan after a ten-day visit during which they met women survivors around the country. 
  • THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE ON WORLD AIDS DAY

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- MESSAGE ON WORLD AIDS DAY

    01 Dec 2016 - Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride but we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.  
  • Press Conference of The Commission on Human Rights at the conclusion of its second visit to South Sudan

    Press Conference of The Commission on Human Rights at the conclusion of its second visit to South Sudan

    30 Nov 2016 - Shantal Persaud Acting Spokesperson: Good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome to this press briefing that is also being broadcast live on UN Radio Miraya. Joining us today, are members of the UN Human Rights Commission who are visiting South Sudan for the second time, and many of you as journalists in the room will recall the Commission were here two months ago, and briefed us on September 15.
  • From Love to Death; by Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime

    From Love to Death; by Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime

    29 Nov 2016 - Across the world tens of thousands of women and girls are being loved to death.   Take a wide angle snapshot of these deaths and violent assaults and they become a recitation of women attacked in desperate circumstances.   Strangulations, often with everyday implements such as rolling pins and dog leads, frightening acid attacks, shootings, burnings, are just some of the ways women are murdered and scarred globally.  
  • Final Media Briefing by SRSG Ellen Margrethe Loej: 28 November 2016

    Final Media Briefing by SRSG Ellen Margrethe Loej: 28 November 2016

    28 Nov 2016 - Shantal Persaud Acting Spokesperson:  Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen and welcome to the United Nations Press briefing, which today will be given by SRSG Ellen Margrethe Loej.   This may possibly be the final press briefing for Madam Loej in her capacity as a United Nations Special Representative for the Secretary General who has many years distinguished service as seasoned diplomat and has served as SRSG in two peacekeeping missions.    
  • Near- verbatim transcript of UMISS Deputy SRSG for Political Affairs Moustapha Soumare and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Mr. Peter Bandi on SSBC

    Near- verbatim transcript of UMISS Deputy SRSG for Political Affairs Moustapha Soumare and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Mr. Peter Bandi on SSBC

    26 Nov 2016 - November 25, 2016

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