Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation |

Comment by the Information and Press Department on the UN Security Council approving Resolution 2428 on sanctions against the Republic of South Sudan

The document was passed by the mandatory minimum of nine votes with six abstentions, including the Russian Federation

On July 13, the UN Security Council approved the US draft resolution, initiated by the US delegation, on introducing an arms embargo against the Republic of South Sudan and personal sanctions with regard to two South Sudanese citizens (a ban on travel and a freeze on assets). The document was…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Sudan kicks off July national immunization campaign to vaccinate 4.2 M children

The National Immunization Days (NID) will be conducted over two phases, with a target of reaching a total of 4.2 million children under five years of age

Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a national immunization campaign to maintain the country's polio-free status. The National Immunization Days (NID)  will be conducted over two phases, with a target of reaching a…

Source: United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Khartoum |

Join us on Nelson Mandela International Day! Donate-A-Book to the school library!

The Day also marks the kick start of a 100-Day campaign to provide library books to other schools in Khartoum

The Embassy of South Africa in Khartoum, UNICEF, UNIC and MTN have the honor to invite you to join the commemoration of Nelson Mandela International Day at Al-Mahdiya Basic School for Boys, Al-Hara Al-Tanya in Omdurman on Wednesday 18 July at 11:30 a.m. On this Day, volunteers will donate books…

UN Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict
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    • Women who have survived brutal violence during conflict in South Sudan shared their stories with a visiting delegation headed by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, 3 July 2018 (UN Photo/Isaac Billy)
    • Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, gives a press conference during her visit to South Sudan, 6 July 2018 (UNMISS)
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Source: UN Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict |

Hearing ‘horrific’ testimonies from rape survivors in South Sudan, UN envoy says they yearn only for peace

Since the start of the conflict in South Sudan, widespread and systematic sexual violence has been a pervasive tactic of war and terror, said a high-level United Nations envoy, after visiting the war-torn country and hearing “horrific” testimonies

Pramila Patten, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence and Conflict, told reporterss that she had been “alarmed to hear about the increasing climate of intimidation” in which civil society organisations work, “including attacks against those providing services to sexual violence survivors.” The world’s youngest country, South Sudan has been wracked…

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GE Partners with Ethiopian Electric Power Authority to Deliver 11 HV Substations to Improve Access to Power

Over 70% of people in Ethiopia have no access to electricity although the grid covers about 60% of the towns in the country

$40M project will aid the transmission of additional bulk power to the Southern and South-Western parts of the Ethiopian Power Grid Substations will increase economic activities and raise access to reliable supply of electricity in several towns Aligning with Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan, GE’s Grid Solutions business (www.GEGridSolutions.com) (NYSE:…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Patten visits South Sudan, demands immediate halt to sexual violence

The Government of South Sudan bears the primary responsibility for protecting its people

In South Sudan, since the start of the conflict, sexual violence has been committed on a widespread and systematic scale as a tactic of war and terror. As part of a joint United Nations – African Union solidarity visit, led by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, I visited the country from…

Source: UN Office of the Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict |

Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Ms. Pramila Patten visits South Sudan to demand an immediate halt to all forms of sexual violence

The Government of South Sudan bears the primary responsibility for protecting its people

In South Sudan, since the start of the conflict, sexual violence has been committed on a widespread and systematic scale as a tactic of war and terror. As part of a joint United Nations – African Union solidarity visit, led by Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, I visited the country from…

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    • The only primary healthcare centre in Mayendit town, South Sudan, the compound of an non-governmental organization and the warehouse with medical supplies were looted and destroyed during clashes in March 2017
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South Sudan: ‘Horrific acts’ by government may constitute ‘war crimes’ says United Nations, demanding justice

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, called on the Government to halt all attacks against civilians, launch investigations and hold the perpetrators accountable

The UN human rights office, OHCHR, issued a report on Tuesday, noting the “deliberate…and brutally violent” targeting of civilians, particularly women and children, in April and May. According to the report, at least 120 women and girls were raped and those unable to flee were killed as part of a…

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    • (UNFPA/Ollivier Girard) UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (2nd from right) stands with (to her right) Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden; & Bineta Diop, AU Special Envoy for Women, Peace & Security, at the National Fistula Centre in Niamey, Niger.
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Women vital for ‘new paradigm’ in Africa’s Sahel region, Security Council hears

Nearly two decades ago, the UN Security Council adopted a landmark resolution that has placed the issue of women, peace and security on the global agenda

Making the case was UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, fresh from a mission to South Sudan, Chad and Niger; all countries where women and children are paying what she called the “stark cost” of conflict. For Bineta Diop, the AU Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security, the mission highlighted…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

UN Deputy Secretary-General's remarks to Security Council on Women, Peace and Security in the Sahel

We heard a universal and increasingly frustrated call by women for greater inclusion, representation and participation in all areas of society

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen Let me begin by thanking the President of the Security Council for convening this meeting on women, peace and security in the Sahel, as well as for Sweden’s leadership on this issue during the country’s time in the Security Council. Yesterday I returned from a joint…