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UN human rights expert group to begin 16-day visit South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia and Uganda

The three Commissioners will be in Juba from 4 to 8 December where they will meet Government officials

Members of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan will begin a four-country, 16-day official field visit to South Sudan and countries in the region tomorrow, as part of their probe into human rights violations in the East African nation.  The Commissioners, Yasmin Sooka (chairperson), Andrew Clapham and…

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Media Advisory - Joint UN and African Union (AU) high-level delegation visits South Sudan

The delegation is expected to meet with the President, First Vice-President, Council of Ministers and other high-level government officials

The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, and the Executive Director for UN Women, Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will undertake a joint visit to South Sudan from 7-10 October. The delegation is expected to meet with the…

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Invitation to the Opening Ceremony of the Inter-University Football Tournament

All the media outlets are invited to the opening ceremony at the Main Campus Football Field of the University of Juba

The defending champion of the first Inter-University Football Tournament, University of Juba, will kick off the second tournament with a game against Upper Nile University tomorrow. All the media outlets are invited to the opening ceremony at the Main Campus Football Field of the University of Juba. When:            Thursday,…

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Perpetrators of violence against civilians at Terrain Hotel held accountable for their crimes

The judges delivered their verdict today and handed down lengthy prison terms for murder, rape and other crimes

The finding of a military court that 10 soldiers were guilty of committing violence against civilians at the Terrain Hotel in Juba, South Sudan, has finally delivered justice for the survivors and the family of the journalist murdered in the attack. The judges delivered their verdict today and handed down…

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Visit of United Nations Deputy Secretary-General to South Sudan

Visit of United Nations Deputy Secretary-General to South Sudan:  Dear Media Colleagues, The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ms. Amina Mohammed, will arrive in South Sudan on Tuesday for a joint visit with the African Union to promote women’s participation in peace, security and development. The Deputy Secretary-General will…

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United Nations condemns killing of peacekeeper in armed attack on convoy in South Sudan

Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, David Shearer, expressed his deep regret at the tragic loss of life and condemned the actions of the armed group

A Bangladeshi peacekeeper was killed today during an armed attack on a United Nations convoy that was supporting the delivery of humanitarian aid to vulnerable civilians in the Central Equatorian region of South Sudan. Bangladeshi Military Liaison Officer, Lieutenant Commander Ashraf Siddiqui, was part of a convoy led by Nepalese…

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South Sudanese Government and United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Inaugurate the Prisons Development Committee at National Prisons Service of South Sudan (NPSSS) Headquarters in Juba

Its functions include maintaining international best practices in prisons management, monitoring human rights standards, and developing prisoner treatment programs with the aim of improving prison institutions

The United Nations Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Mr. Moustapha Soumaré, and the Deputy Minister of Interior, Hon. Riaw Gatlir Gai, today inaugurated the Prisons Development Committee (PDC) at a function organised by the National Prisons Service of South Sudan (NPS) in Juba. The formation of the PDC is…