South Sudan

UN fails to adopt arms embargo against South Sudan

A vote to impose an arms embargo and targeted sanctions against South Sudan has failed to garner enough support among the 15 members of the UN Security Council.

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Three years into conflict, humanitarian needs in South Sudan continue to rise – UN relief wing

Since fighting first erupted in South Sudan three years back, tens of thousands have died, food insecurity and acute malnutrition are at unprecedented levels, and more than three million have been driven from their homes, the United Nations humanitarian arm has reported.

UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, autism and outer space

South Sudan “on a trajectory towards mass atrocities”: UN chief

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Act now to halt South Sudan’s ‘trajectory towards mass atrocities,’ Ban urges Security Council

Amid growing tensions and increasing despair among South Sudan’s population, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warned that the international community’s failure to act now could put the country on a trajectory towards mass atrocities.

Security Council adjusts mandate of UN mission in South Sudan to deter sexual violence, monitor hate speech

Approving a one-year extension of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, the Security Council today demanded an end to the fighting in the war-riven country, and decided that the mission, known as UNMISS, shall “use all necessary means” to “deter and prevent” sexual violence within its capacity, and “monitor, investigate and report incidents of hate speech.”

Possibility of genocide in South Sudan is ‘all too real,’ Ban warns in opinion piece

Given the scale of the disaster in South Sudan, the United Nations Security Council, regional organizations and the international community must step up to their responsibility to the help the country’s people, who have suffered through three years of bloody conflict, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in an opinion piece published by Newsweek.

“Schools without walls” transforming lives of women farmers in South Sudan

Women in South Sudan are learning key farming skills in what have been described as “schools without walls” as part of a project set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Number of children recruited into South Sudanese conflict passes 17,000 – UNICEF

According to new figures released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), some 1,300 children were recruited by armed forces and armed groups in 2016, bringing the total number of children used in conflict since 2013 to more than 17,000.

UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, malaria and albinism

Scene set for “Rwanda-like” genocide in South Sudan 

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UN Gender Focus: women in the UN, violence against men and women farmers in South Sudan

Exhibition showcases how women helped shape the UN

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