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Media Advisory: UN Secretary-General to visit South Sudan

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The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Juba, South Sudan tomorrow, Thursday 25 February 2016.

The Head of the UN will meet with the President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit.

He will further hold discussions with the protection of civilians’ site representatives to seek their views first hand. He will also meet with the NGOs in charge of managing the site.

While in Juba, the Secretary-General will receive members of the diplomatic corps and representatives of UN Funds, Agencies and Programs, and address UN staff and peacekeepers.

The visit will be concluded by a press conference to take place at 17:45 at the Presidential Lounge at Juba’s airport.

Journalists wishing to cover the arrival of the SG at the airport and his visit to the President are requested to come to the airport Presidential Lounge between 11 30 and 12 on Thursday 25 February with their ID cards and press accreditations.

Journalists wishing to attend the press conference are requested to proceed to the airport Presidential Lounge before 16 45 with their ID cards and press accreditations. Please contact: Taban Kenyi: 0955 010 155

A pool system will be established to retrieve pictures and video footage of the visit. Please contact: - Video, Beatrice Mategwa: mategwa@un.org; 0912 179 287 - Pictures, JC McIlwaine: mcilwaine@un.org; 0926 071 111

For more information, please call: - Taban Kenyi: 0955 010 155 - Marie Bracquemont: 0922 192 675