David Shearer

South Sudan peace ‘hangs in the balance’

Peace between government and opposition forces in South Sudan “hangs in the balance,” but there is an overwhelming desire from people in the eastern African country for an end to the five-year long conflict there; that’s according to David Shearer, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for South Sudan. Speaking to UN News in New York, Mr. Shearer said that it was up to the country’s leaders to ensure the people’s desire for peace is fulfilled. Daniel Dickinson spoke to Mr. Shearer and began by asking him for the latest on the revitalized peace deal which was agreed late last year.

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News in Brief 29 November 2017 (AM)

End conflict by establishing an independent Palestine, urges Guterres

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South Sudan peacekeepers aim to reach “more vulnerable people”

Peacekeepers with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are aiming to reach more vulnerable civilians in more remote parts of the country.

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UN and Africa: violence against civilians in CAR, poetry from Darfur and South Sudan humanitarian crisis

Violence against civilians, aid workers leaves CAR on “brink” of crisis

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Mission chief says peace deal crucial to ending South Sudan crisis

Only an internationally-recognized and functioning peace agreement can end the suffering of millions in South Sudan.

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Displaced people “really want to go home”: UN South Sudan envoy

The security situation in Wau, in north-western South Sudan, has improved, with displaced people returning home, the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, UNMISS, has said.

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“Zero tolerance” for militarization of South Sudan camps

A “zero tolerance approach” preventing protection camps in war-torn South Sudan from being militarized is the best way to keep civilians safe.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan force, DRC atrocities, Eritrea development

Arrival of South Sudan force allows peacekeepers to patrol “insecure roads”

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South Sudan force will allow for more peacekeeper patrols

The arrival of a UN regional force in South Sudan will enable the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS, to free up additional peacekeepers to mount “more patrols along insecure roads,” the head of the Mission, David Shearer, has said.

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Praise for peacekeepers' support in recent South Sudan crisis

Peacekeepers at the UN mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, are being praised by the top UN official in the country for their speedy response in support of a recent humanitarian emergency in the north.

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