Contribution to UN mission in Southern Sudan
Over the next two years, the Netherlands will be contributing to the UN’s integrated mission in South Sudan, UNMISS. The contribution will be modest but significant, consisting of a maximum of 30 persons, including 15 to 20 members of the Royal and Military Border Police.
UNMISS is important for stability in South Sudan and in the region. It will be fully operational by May 2012, and will focus on state building, human rights and conflict management.
South Sudan declared independence in July 2011, following many years of conflict. The Netherlands is opening an embassy in the capital, Juba, whose tasks will include monitoring aid to the country.
South Sudan is one of the Netherlands’ 10 African partner countries.