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11 Dec 2017 description
report PAX

A group of concerned citizens in South Sudan warns that the situation in the country is likely to become even worse unless a genuine, inclusive political process can be started immediately. The group says South Sudan's internal conflicts cannot be settled by war, but must be settled through political dialogue based on a shared vision for a peaceful future in which the South Sudanese are united in diversity . The Concerned Citizen's Network for Peace (CCNP) therefore calls upon the wisdom of the leaders of all South Sudanese parties to act for the general good of all citizens

10 Dec 2017 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13110

CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
8127E SÉANCE – MATIN

Sacrifiant à la tradition du mois de décembre, le Conseil de sécurité a entendu, ce matin, les six présidents sortants de neuf de ses organes subsidiaires, créés pour l’assister sur l’application de sanctions et autres questions spécifiques. Ces derniers ont avancé des propositions destinées à accroître l’efficacité de leur comité ou groupe de travail, notamment au travers d’un dialogue plus étroit avec les États Membres et les différentes parties prenantes et d’un appui plus soutenu aux groupes d’experts associés.

09 Dec 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13110

SECURITY COUNCIL
8127TH MEETING (AM)

Members of the Security Council were briefed this morning by the Chairs of various subsidiary bodies, who reported on the Committees’ activities on such matters as counter‑terrorism efforts and the sanctions regimes in a range of countries from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Yemen.

08 Dec 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13108

Security Council
8125th Meeting (AM)

Nearly five years after parties signed the cooperation framework for the Great Lakes region, the Security Council reiterated today its call for States to abide by the commitment to non‑interference in the internal affairs of neighbours and the prohibition against abetting armed groups or war criminals.

08 Dec 2017 description

MACH SAMUEL The outgoing commander of the UN Mission’s peacekeeping forces in the Jonglei region is appealing to the people and authorities of South Sudan to end the violence and build sustainable peace.

Jonglei, in the Upper Nile region, has been the site of a number of violent clashes related to cattle raiding, child abduction, and inter-communal revenge killing since the civil war broke out in South Sudan in 2013.

08 Dec 2017 description

IGAD’s initiative is encouraging, but it’s unlikely to overcome obstacles that have bedevilled previous efforts.

08 DEC 2017 / BY MERESSA K DESSU

07 Dec 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SECURITY COUNCIL
8124TH MEETING (AM)
SC/13107

Half the Population Will Need Food by 2018 Says Emergency Relief Coordinator

The precarious security situation in South Sudan was a matter of grave concern, the Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations told the Security Council today, urging it to use all means necessary to demand a change of course from leaders and parties to the conflict.

06 Dec 2017 description

East Africa’s economic growth is among the fastest in the world and its countries are becoming increasingly integrated and interdependent. USAID supports regional institutions, including the East African Community (EAC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and their member states to address issues that require collaboration between countries.

06 Dec 2017 description

South Sudan

Despite the August 2015 peace agreement, ongoing armed conflict in South Sudan poses an imminent risk to populations who may be targeted on the basis of ethnicity and presumed political loyalties.

06 Dec 2017 description

Remarks by Teresa Whitfield at the Inaugural Meeting of the AU Panel of the Wise

4 October 2017, Addis Ababa

Excellencies,

Esteemed members of the Panel of the Wise,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the African Union Commission, for inviting me to address you today. It is an honour to join you at this inaugural meeting of the Panel of the Wise, and a very timely moment to be thinking about how we can all do more – and do better – to prevent and respond to violent conflicts.

04 Dec 2017 description

Welcome to the report of the INFORM Global Risk Index for 2018.
The INFORM Risk Index is a way to understand and measure the risk of humanitarian crises and disasters, and how the conditions that lead to them affect sustainable development. INFORM partners and other organisations continue to use INFORM products to support their prioritisation and decision-making relating to crisis and disaster prevention, preparedness and response.

01 Dec 2017 description

The UN-coordinated response plans for 2018 are based on the world's most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian needs

30 Nov 2017 description

The following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway.

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The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) recently traveled to Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan, and Kenya in support of the efforts of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to urgently convene a High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) for the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan.

30 Nov 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 29, 2017 (JUBA) - A United Nations official has urged members of the Security Council to “unanimously" express its support to the urgent revitalization of the peace process so that the suffering of all South Sudanese can come to an end.

The revitalization is being led by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), with support from the neighbouring countries, to revive the implementation of the 2015 peace accord and bring all the warring parties together.

29 Nov 2017 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary
- One of the things to be implemented is the revitalisation programme of the August 2015 agreement by Igad.
- The second approach to restoring peace involves the re-unification of the three factions of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) led by Uganda's Museveni.
- The third and the most challenging process involves the National Dialogue launched by President Kiir.

28 Nov 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13096

SECURITY COUNCIL
8115TH MEETING (AM)

Despite assurances from the Government of South Sudan, violence and governmental restrictions continued to prevent peacekeepers and humanitarian workers from fulfilling their respective mandates to protect civilians and deliver aid to those badly in need of it, the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations told the Security Council today.

27 Nov 2017 description
report UN Security Council
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The members of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan, whose mandate was extended pursuant to Security Council resolution 2353 (2017), have the honour to transmit herewith the Panel’s interim report, which was submitted in accordance with paragraph 2 of resolution 2353 (2017), by which the provisions of paragraph 12 (e) of resolution 2290 (2016) were renewed.

The report was provided to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) on 27 October 2017.