Protecting civilians is the ultimate goal of UN Peacekeeping; according to the chief of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Jean-Pierre Lacroix. He was speaking ahead of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers observed annually on 29 May.
The UNMISS UNPOL and the community in the Bentiu Protection of Civilian (PoC) site have strongly united against criminality. This partnership is helping to curb insecurity, as well as enhancing the safety of people living in the country’s largest protection site.
Mr. President,Members of the Council,
1. Thank you for the opportunity to brief the Council on the situation in South Sudan and the deployment of the Regional Protection Force.
Humanitarian agencies are intensifying their efforts to provide clean drinking water to thousands of civilians fleeing fierce fighting in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan as the threat of a cholera outbreak looms.
The schools in Katire learned how to play volleyball and demonstrated their football skills as the UNMISS field office in Torit donated sports equipment to foster active participation in playing games to promote peace and unity in the region.
“We are here, because you are here.” These were words spoken by Kenny Rogers the Humanitarian Affairs Officer for OCHA in Malakal in response to the temporary deployment of peacekeepers from the UNMISS in Aburoc, Upper Nile region.