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.
20 Nov 2017 - Thank you, Tony. [Lake, UNICEF Executive Director].As Secretary-General, it’s my job to meet with some of the most powerful and important people in the world. Presidents and prime ministers… scientists… military leaders… scholars and academics… captains of industry and business.But none of these people are as important -- or as inspiring -- as the children I meet, like you.
16 Nov 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 - 16 November 2017
24 Oct 2017 - 24 October 2017, JUBA — UN personnel working across South Sudan have today cometogether with local leaders and communities to celebrate United Nations Day and the workthe organization is doing to protect civilians, build durable peace, and create stability anddevelopment within the young nation.
28 Sep 2017 - The newly arrived Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for South Sudan, Alain Noudéhou presented his credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, His Excellency Deng Alor Kuol, in Juba on Thursday.
26 Sep 2017 - The international community must show “unity of purpose” by supporting a peace process capable of implementation in South Sudan in the face of a “narrow” space for compromise, according to the UN’s most senior representative in the country.
David Shearer, who is the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for South Sudan, was addressing a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York on Tuesday.
26 Sep 2017 - Mr. President, excellencies and distinguished delegates,I thank you for the invitation to address the Council and touch on some critical issues in South Sudan. I will provide a brief update on the situation in the country, as well as United Nations efforts to protect civilians and build durable peace as per our mandate.
24 Sep 2017 - The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Taban Deng Gai, First Vice-President of South Sudan. The Secretary-General expressed his profound concern with the ongoing violence and deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country.The Secretary-General acknowledged the National Dialogue and stressed the need for it to be inclusive and safe for the participation of all stakeholders.