Home | News    Tuesday 3 June 2014

UN head of S. Sudan denies she was pressured to quit

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

June 2, 2014 (JUBA) – The head of the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has refuted claims that her recent decision to leave the world’s youngest nation in July was allegedly due to pressure from government officials and individuals opposed to the world body’s mandate in the country.

JPEG - 50.8 kb
Hilde Johnson who head the UN mission in South Sudan addressing the press in Western Equatoria state April 17, 2012 (ST)

“This is my decision and I have to say it is very important to note one thing, and that if the hostility campaign against United Nations and against me personally had continued, what we saw in the past few months, then I would have clearly maintained and remained in my job in South Sudan”, Hilde Johnson told reporters on Monday.

“Because there is one thing I am not accepting it is to be pressured in a way that implies that people think they can push me out of the country”, she added.

Johnson made known her decision to depart from the conflict-ridden nation during a meeting with the South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir last week.

"I informed the president that by Independence Day in July, I will have completed my three years as special representative, which is much more than usual for an SRSG in a peacekeeping mission of this nature, and in particular also with the crisis that we’ve gone through", said the UNMISS chief in statement extended to Sudan Tribune.

"I informed the president that I have come to the end of my term and I will be departing South Sudan", she further added.

NEW UNMISS MANDATE

Johnson’s surprise decision came just days after the UN Security Council (UNSC) extended UMISS mandate with focus on civilian protection, the need to address security and the humanitarian situation worsened by the political crisis in the country.

The UNSC also extended the mission’s mandate until 30 November 2014, and authorised it to use “all necessary means” to protect civilians, monitor and investigate human rights, create the conditions for delivery of humanitarian assistance, and support the implementation of the cessation of hostilities agreement.

Relations between UNMISS and South Sudan government have been increasingly fraught in recent months, with president Kiir accusing the world body of seeking to take over the young country, although he later softened his stance.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 3 June 2014 10:19, by Tong dut

    THE GAME IS, AFTER SHE GOES, DINKAS WILL DO TOO BAD TO NUER AND THOSE TRIBES WHO JOINED MACHTER. EG. WHY IS IT THAT RELATIVES OF THOSE WHO JOINED REBELS ARE UNDER ARREST?
    THAT CONFUSED DINKA PRESIDENT LIKE KILLING HIS OWN CIVILIANS,
    LIKE WHAT HE HAD DONE TO NUER TRIBES.
    THE WAR IS DINKA NUER MEANINGLESS WAR.

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Egypt’s Strategic Water Security: The myth and the truth 2017-03-24 08:19:56 By Ermias Hailu Following to the end of the second world war Egypt’s failure to integrate Eritrea to its territories, due to Emperor Haile Selassie’s superior diplomatic skills, the then Pan- Arab (...)

South Sudan famine is a wake-up call to revive dead peace deal 2017-03-20 15:57:01 By Brian Adeba News that a famine has been declared in South Sudan is yet another stark reminder of the ever evolving nature of war-induced fragility in Africa’s newest country. As the world (...)

Africa’s next level of economic transformation 2017-03-20 05:57:00 By Jim Yong Kim The G20 finance ministers met last week in Germany to discuss critical challenges facing the global economy, from climate change to migration to humanitarian emergencies like the (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Statement by South Sudanese Communist Party on the National Dialoguel 2017-03-22 05:44:42 The Communist Party of South Sudan On the Initiative of the National Dialogue The initiative taken by the President of the Republic of South Sudan declaring a need for a national dialogue is an (...)

An Appeal to President of the Republic of South Sudan 2017-03-15 07:22:45 Dear. Mr. President, I write to appeal to you for the release of political detainees now in the custody of the National Security Service at Jebel and other detention facilities. In doing this, I (...)

Militias of Bashir’s Regime and the Proxy War (1) 2017-02-08 21:49:09 Sudan Democracy First Group Militias of Bashir’s Regime and the Proxy War (1) War in the Blue Nile: Militias in the hunt of refugees and displaced population Introduction Throughout its rule, (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.