Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Statement of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General David Shearer Briefing to the Security Council on South Sudan, 18 September 2019

There have been more than 130 different rapprochements held across the country which demonstrate confidence and commitment at the grassroots level

Just six days ago, we marked the first anniversary of the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan. At the official ceremony last year, I witnessed much jubilation and hope that the agreement signaled an end to war and the beginning of a new…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Boosting the efforts of the South Sudanese people's push for peace

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on South Sudan

By Jonathan Allen Thank you, Mr President. As my colleague has just said, we very, very much welcome the meeting that took place between President Kiir and Dr Machar. This was a necessary step for the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement and for the formation of a transitional government of…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Maintaining momentum key to progressing peace process in South Sudan

David Shearer pointed particularly to the need to progress the reunification of security forces and decisions on states and their boundaries

While progress has been made, maintaining momentum is key to progressing the fragile peace process in South Sudan, said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, David Shearer.  Speaking to the UN Security Council in New York, David Shearer described the recent meeting between President Salva Kiir and Opposition leader Riek…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

UAE rescues people affected by floods in Al Jazeerah, Sudan

The team successfully completed phase one of the programme in Al Jeely and Daramally

The UAE, represented by a team from the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, is continuing to provide food and shelter to thousands of people in flood-ravaged Sudanese provinces. The team dispatched an aid convoy to support villages in Al Jazeerah Province, which includes 6,000 food parcels and 200 tents…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

G5 Sahel heads of State throw their weight behind African Development Bank initiative Desert to power

Bank commits $20 million towards project preparation for the realization of the project

G5 Sahel heads of state at a Summit on Friday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, gave strong support to Desert to Power, an Africa Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) -led initiative. The summit, "Harnessing solar energy for the socio-economic development of the G5 Sahel countries" came on the heels of a high-level technical…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Troika Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan

The Troika will continue to stand with and support the people of South Sudan

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway. Begin Text: On the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), the Troika…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

UK-US-Norway statement on the anniversary of the signing of the revitalized agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan

Troika Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan

On the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), the Troika (United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) wishes to reconfirm its support for the peace process and to underscore the need to implement the terms…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

President Kiir and Machar report ‘important progress’ following meetings in Juba (by Beatrice Mategwa)

Also spotlighted was the need to incorporate the agreement into the country’s constitution

The second day of talks between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, and his former deputy, Riek Machar ended with both leaders reiterating their desire for peace as they promised to meet regularly in the lead up to the formation of a Transitional Government of National Unity, expected on 12 November…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

New UNHCR evacuation of refugees from Libya to Italy, as Tripoli fighting continues

The evacuees are from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan and include 52 unaccompanied children

A group of 98 vulnerable refugees have been today evacuated out of Libya to Italy, the third direct humanitarian evacuation to the country this year. With Libya continuing to suffer the consequences of ongoing conflict, such evacuations are a lifeline for the most vulnerable refugees living in detention centres and…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Potential returnees gain confidence following dialogue with leaders in Wau (by Dawit Kahsay Tedla)

he objective was to engage residents of the protection of civilians site, community leaders, and local authorities to promote confidence building and social cohesion

In light of the expected full implementation of the revitalised peace agreement, South Sudanese across the country are pushing for more dialogue initiatives to promote deeper understanding of what the new deal entails. One such information session was held earlier this week by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan…