Press releases

  • UNMISS SRSG: battle position around orphanage in Torit

    UNMISS SRSG: battle position around orphanage in Torit

    12 Jul 2017 - Remarks to the media by David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General, 12 July 2017, Juba, South Sudan   CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY   I would like to focus on three key issues, President Kiir’s Independence Day speech and the situation in Torit as a well as Pagak.
  • “Nimble and pro-active” peacekeeping response to be replicated in other crisis situations in South Sudan

    “Nimble and pro-active” peacekeeping response to be replicated in other crisis situations in South Sudan

    21 Jun 2017 - United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan have been praised by the most senior UN official in the country for a “nimble and pro-active” response in support of humanitarians dealing with an emergency.
  • Briefing to the IGAD Extraordinary Summit on the Situation in South Sudan

    Briefing to the IGAD Extraordinary Summit on the Situation in South Sudan

    12 Jun 2017 - Mr. Chairman, Prime Minister Hailemairiam, Excellencies and distinguished delegates, I thank you for the opportunity to address this Assembly of Heads of State and Government of IGAD. The United Nations commitment to partnership was reaffirmed in the IGAD, AU and UN joint statement on 29 January. I wish to express my own appreciation for the IGAD leaders’ continued efforts to help end the conflict in South Sudan. Mr. Chairman, Excellencies
  • Cessation of hostilities agreement between Dinka Bor and Murle “first step to dialogue and engagement”

    Cessation of hostilities agreement between Dinka Bor and Murle “first step to dialogue and engagement”

    09 Jun 2017 - A cessation of hostilities agreement between warring ethnic groups in the Jonglei region is a “first step to dialogue and engagement but we now need to build on that and show that there is a real dividend for peace,” the head of UN peacekeeping in South Sudan, UNMISS, has said. David Shearer, who is also the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, was speaking during a visit to Bor and Pibor in former Jonglei State in the east of South Sudan.
  • National Women’s Global Open Days    Keynote Address By Mr. Eugene Owusu

    National Women’s Global Open Days Keynote Address By Mr. Eugene Owusu

    06 Jun 2017 - Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, A very good morning to you. It is a great pleasure for me to welcome all of you to the National Women’s Open Days Conference on Peace and Security. I am honoured to have the opportunity to open this conference that addresses issues that are dear to my heart.
  • Peacekeeping is cost effective, but must adapt to new reality By António Guterres

    Peacekeeping is cost effective, but must adapt to new reality - By António Guterres

    30 May 2017 - When I entered the United Nations Secretariat building for the first time as Secretary-General in January, my first act was to lay a wreath honoring more than 3,500 United Nations staff who died in the service of peace. Later that same week, two Blue Helmets were killed in the Central African Republic, where they were working to prevent violent confrontations between communities from descending into mass killings.
  • SRSG Shearer - International Day of UN Peacekeepers (remarks)

    SRSG Shearer - International Day of UN Peacekeepers (remarks)

    29 May 2017 - Honourable Minister of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism, Jemma Nunu Kumba  Distinguished government officials; Members of the diplomatic community;  Dear UN colleagues;  Fellow peacekeepers,   It is my great pleasure to welcome you to UN House on this International Day of UN peacekeepers.  
  • UN Special Representative announces arrival of Lieutenant General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi of Rwanda as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan

    UN Special Representative announces arrival of Lieutenant General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi of Rwanda as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan

    29 May 2017 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in South Sudan and the head of the UN peacekeeping mission, David Shearer, has announced the arrival of Lieutenant General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi of Rwanda as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
  • 26 May 2017 - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) welcomes the release of George Livio, its national staff member who has been in detention since August 2014 without trial.  The Mission calls for the release of its two other national staff members who are currently also being held in detention without trial since 2014.
  • THE SECRETARY-GENERAL  --  STATEMENT TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL OPEN DEBATE ON THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN ARMED CONFLICT

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- STATEMENT TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL OPEN DEBATE ON THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN ARMED CONFLICT [as delivered]

    25 May 2017 - Thank you for this opportunity to address the critical issue of protection of civilians in armed conflict.

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