South Sudan joined the global community in celebrating World Environment Day on 5 June. For the new nation, a key environmental challenge is water resources management. Overall access to safe water is estimated at only 34 percent and improved sanitation close to 15 percent.
5 June 2013 - The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has given aid agencies in South Sudan $5.4 million for medical aid and two helicopters to assist people affected by hostilities in Jonglei State, according to a statement released today by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian
29 May 2013 - United Nations peacekeeping was altering its policies to better bring lasting peace to war-torn countries, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message read out in Juba today to mark International Day of UN Peacekeepers.