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- ICRC: South Sudan: One year after peace deal, violence and humanitarian needs haven’t decreased. 11 Sep 2019
- UN HRC: Statement of the Chairperson and Members of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, at the 42nd Human Rights Council session. 16 Sep 2019
- OCHA: South Sudan Situation Report, 16 September 2019. 16 Sep 2019
- UN HRC: Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan appeals for international support for peace process or risk plunging the country back into full-scale conflict. 16 Sep 2019
- UN SC: Future planning for the protection of civilians sites in South Sudan - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2019/741). 17 Sep 2019
The United States has been deeply engaged in Sudan, having led international efforts to broker the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended decades of civil war between the country’s north and south and as the lead international donor both during and after the war.
Promoting Peace and Security
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Hilde Johnson of Norway as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan.
6576th Meeting (AM)
Acting on the day before the birth of the independent Republic of South Sudan, and reaffirming its strong commitment to its sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity, the Security Council today authorized the deployment of a peacekeeping force in the world’s newest country.
By Simon Ingram
JUBA, South Sudan, 8 July 2011 - As South Sudan prepares for its independence, the opening of a new ward at a children’s hospital marks a small but significant step towards tackling the daunting challenges facing public health officials in the region.
“This is a very good beginning to the celebration for our independence,” said Dr. Emmanuel Baya, State Minister of Health for Central Equatorial State, during the official inauguration of the new 28-bed ward on Thursday at the Al Sabbah Children’s Hospital in the capital, Juba.
A new lifeline
As South Sudan celebrates its birth as a nation, the new country continues to receive a flow of families displaced by conflict in the contested border area of Abyei. Among the new arrivals is Achok Ajou Cyer, who has taken refuge in the town of Mayen Abun, where she is now receiving WFP assistance.
by Ahnna Gudmunds
On Saturday, 9 July 2011, the six-year transitionary period of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement will come to an end: with the birth of the 54th state on the African continent. It is expected that the young republic of South Sudan will be quickly recognized and will become a member of the United Nations, the African Union and other international organizations.
8 July 2011, Juba — On the eve of the declaration of Independence by the Republic of South Sudan, the IFRC announces the establishment of a new national Red Cross society – the South Sudan Red Cross.
The South Sudan Red Cross will be formed of staff and volunteers who have until this day worked for the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, which continues to operate in Sudan. The secession of South Sudan from the north, as determined by a referendum in January 2011, paved the way for a new National Society in the south.
08/07/2011 - Most of the people in South Sudan have high expectations for the founding of the new state on 9 July and hope for a better life. But there is also widespread uncertainty on the transition process and the beginning of a new nation. SOS Children's Villages will of course continue and intensify its work for children and families.
Bilal-el-Sudan : Le pays des Noirs, devenu Soudan
Imaginez : un pays grand comme plus de deux fois la France et deux fois moins peuplé... Un pays qui s’étend des sables des déserts de Libye et de Nubie jusqu’aux monts semi-équatoriaux et aux épaisses forêts galeries des franges de l‘Ouganda et de la RDC. Une bande de steppe aride et de savane borde la région des grands marais du Sud-Soudan.
As the world’s newest country celebrates on Saturday 9 July, Alliance South Sudan is taking the opportunity of being in the world’s spotlight to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS, and to advocate for access to services, particularly for HIV positive women.
This is not the time to give up on vulnerable populations in Darfur and South Kordofan
As The Republic of South Sudan prepares for its formal independence on 9 July, there is a danger that the attention of the world's donor governments is distracted away from the dire humanitarian situation in Darfur and the South Kordofan region, recently subject to military operations by the Sudanese government.
Read the complete blog on Guardian's Poverty Matters Blog
For many years, a child growing up in South Sudan had little hope of a future free of violence, malnutrition or illiteracy, due to the impact of decades of civil war. In January 2005, the desire for peace was renewed, when the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/SPLA) signed a Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).
In line with the agreement, the people of South Sudan in January 2011 held a referendum and the majority of the population voted in favour of independence from the North.
JOHANNESBURG, 8 July 2011 (IRIN) - The increasing number of South Sudan's armed forces is costing more than 50 percent of government's expenditure by some estimates - despite a two-year-old US$55 million demobilization and disarmament programme (DDR) sponsored by international donors.
Only about 12,000 people in South Sudan have completed the DDR process that targeted 90,000 ex-combatants.
By Sarah Oughton
Following years of civil war and a referendum in January, South Sudan is poised to become an independent country on 9 July. Chief executive Nick Young recently visited the region to assess progress on the setting up of the South Sudan Red Cross – a brand new National Society. He speaks of challenges that lie ahead.
NAIROBI, 8 July 2011 (IRIN) - South Sudan becomes the world's newest nation on 9 July, the final step in the six-year Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), a deal that ended the 1983-2005 north-south war.
The government is upbeat, but after the euphoria of celebrations and the pomp of speeches, the new nation faces a mammoth task.
Brussels, 08 July 2011 - Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Commission Vice President, is travelling to Juba to participate in the celebrations for the Independence of South Sudan on 9 July. As South Sudan prepares for this momentous event, the EU has underlined its intention to continue to support and develop a regular dialogue with the new state.
Astrid Sehl, NRC, in Sudan (08.07.2011)
Thousands of South Sudanese returning from Khartoum to less developed rural areas receive assistance from NRC to find livelihoods opportunities and access basic services.
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FAO land cover survey shows just 4.5 percent currently used for farming
Rome/Juba, July 8, 2011 - As South Sudan celebrates its independence on 9 July 2011, the world’s newest nation faces many challenges in building a strong and stable economy that supports the food security and livelihoods of its population.
FAO has been actively working in South Sudan and stands ready to further assist the world’s newest nation to develop a strong and sustainable agricultural sector.
MAG was asked by the Government of South Sudan to help clear unexploded ordnance from a large area in Juba, to make it safe for the thousands attending the declaration of independence ceremonies on 9 July.
All around the capital city of Juba, there is an unmistakable buzz in the air ahead of the ceremonies and celebrations that will mark the declaration of independence of South Sudan after more than two decades of civil war.