Press releases

  • 29 Apr 2013 - Juba, 29 April 2013 - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) welcomes the declaration of peace with the government of South Sudan announced by South Sudan armed groups.
  • 17 Apr 2013 - I came from New York to discuss with the Government of South Sudan, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, and bilateral partners the challenges in the strategic areas of justice, military justice, corrections, police, DDR, SSR and mine action as well as the best way to deal with priorities in these areas, and in other key aspects of UNMISS work to support the Government of South Sudan, such as protection of civilians and building a national dialogue and reconciliation.
  • 09 Apr 2013 - 9 April 2013 - Hilde F. Johnson, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in South Sudan, condemns in the strongest terms the killing today of five peacekeepers and seven civilians working with UNMISS in an ambush by unidentified assailants near the settlement of Gumuruk, Jonglei State. At least nine additional peacekeepers and civilians were injured in the attack and some remain unaccounted for.
  • 08 Apr 2013 - Juba, 8 April 2013 - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan calls upon the country's authorities to take all necessary steps to protect civilians during military operations in Jonglei State. All communities and state bodies in Jonglei need to take urgent measures to prevent the mobilization of armed youth to carry out retaliatory attacks that would trigger another deadly cycle of inter-communal violence.
  • 05 Apr 2013 - Juba, 5 April 2013 -The United Nations Mission in South Sudan today released a report on the findings of a human rights investigation into the deadly incident that occurred near Walgak, Akobo West sub-county, in Jonglei State on 8 February 2013.
  • 08 Mar 2013 - Juba, 8 March 2013 – The United Nations family is proud to join South Sudan in marking International Women's Day under the national theme: "Gender agenda: educate girls and women."
  • 22 Feb 2013 - Juba, 22 February 2013: The Special Representative of the Secretary-General to South Sudan, Ms. Hilde F. Johnson, is deeply concerned about recent developments in Jonglei. "Unless community leaders and government authorities take decisive action to stop the violence, stability in the whole of Jonglei state will be at stake," she said, following a two-day visit to the areas hardest hit by recent instability and cattle raiding.
  • 11 Feb 2013 - 09 February 2013 - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) extends its warm congratulations to Bishop Emeritus Paride Taban on the award of the 2013 Sergio Vieira de Mello Peace Prize. Today, a prominent South Sudanese actor for peace has been given a richly-deserved recognition of his efforts and accomplishments in building trust and peace between different communities in the Holy Trinity Peace Village in Kuron, in the Eastern Equatoria State.
  • 11 Feb 2013 - 10 February 2013 - South Sudan has now become a pilot country for the UN Plan of Action on the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity. The Plan of Action aims to create a free and safe environment for journalists and media workers. The Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Barnaba Benjamin Marial has committed to South Sudan becoming a pilot country.
  • 14 Jan 2013 - The newly appointed UNMISS Force Commander Maj. General Delali Johnson Sakyi of Ghana took up office today in Juba. Maj. General Sakyi has more than 34 years of extensive military command and staff experience at both national and international levels.