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UN chief proposes to amend UNMISS mandate to meet peace implementation


 António Guterres (Photo Reuters/ Denis Balibouse)

March 7, 2019 (NEW YORK) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has proposed to amend the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to include supporting implementation process of the revitalized peace agreement.

On Friday, the Security Council will be briefed by Special Representative and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) David Shearer on the situation in South Sudan, as the 15 member body is expected to renew its mandate for one year.

In his report to the Council, Guterres spoke about the much-delayed implementation process and pointed to the need to review the UNMISS mandate which is mainly related to the protection of civilians and aid workers to meet with the needs of the oncoming transitional period.

Accordingly, he mentioned the IGAD demand to integrate its force in support of the peace implementation and the growing return of displaced people and refugees to their areas of origin.

"While the four pillars of the mandate remain valid, I propose that the mandate be renewed for one year and be strengthened to allow the Mission to support the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement and the peace process in a nimble and flexible manner, including through the provision of technical assistance for peacebuilding priorities," he said in a 18-page report to the Council seen by Sudan Tribune.

With regard to the IGAD regional force, the UN chief said ready to submit appropriate recommendations regarding possible adjustments of the UNMISS mandate, once a security arrangement has been reached.

In December 2018, the African Union Peace and Security Council backed the 1695-troop IGAD force to South Sudan and tasked the Ethiopian Ambassador to hand over the request to the UN Security Council.

Initially, the head of the UN peacekeeping department was reluctant to the integration of the IGAD force when he told the Security Council in November 2018 that the IGAD force which means mainly to protect the opposition leaders does not cope with the UNMISS mandate which is limited to civilians’ protection.

The UN chief further said the UNMISS mandate amendment is needed to allow the mission to be more flexible and to respond to the growing trend of returns across the country after the signing of the peace agreement.

"I propose to amend the UNMISS mandate to allow the Mission to better support such returns, beyond those currently living in UNMISS protection sites, in a voluntary and dignified manner and to help make returns safe and sustainable," he stressed.


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  • 8 March 12:11, by Midit Mitot

    UNMISS has tried a lot but they need to add Chapter seven (7) in to their roles in this Country, all gangs and traitors will respect only barrels and bullets.

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  • 8 March 12:42, by Eastern

    South Sudan is where everything is done in a childish way...The regimes says this and UNMISS says that. Forget about the delays, everything is ON SCHEDULE! Thouth Thudan oyee!

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    • 8 March 14:56, by South South


      Don’t be that stupid old man. Zero in English. In Karo language "Jero", of course this is normal. Chinese language " Beiking is "Beijing", that’s normal. In Arabic , Peter is
      "Beter", that’s normal. Are you defeated an old man? I think you are losing hope. Where are those big talks of yours " Kiir must go, it is over for Kiir and Riek, SPLA must be dismantled"

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      • 8 March 17:27, by Eastern

        South South,

        FUCK you a zillion times! Why does this PRICK you that hard?! I am Eastern. What’s your obsession with Karo. Which English language are you talking about? Does the Jenge language have the letter S? Fuck you!

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      • 8 March 17:36, by Eastern

        South South,

        You actually BEYOND stupid to follow Eastern every time on this forum. Fuck you!

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        • 8 March 17:41, by South South


          Iam laughing to see monkey jumping up and down. South Sudan is a country, leave it for us to run it, about you, you can go to KARAMA and enjoy it. What Karo you are talking about? I see some of them in Juba shitting on the streets like wild animals, very dirty people.

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      • 8 March 17:41, by Eastern

        South South,

        You go follow what’s happening in Kwajina or go stick your very dirty teethless mouth into that shithole...!

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        • 8 March 17:48, by South South


          The only community I see in Juab shitting outside in an open area are Karo people, shitholes, right? What a stupid monkey with dirty ass!!!!

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        • 8 March 22:44, by jubaone

          This Abyei monkey 🐒 just needs a piece of banana and once you stuff that into his mouth, he’ll shut up.

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          • 8 March 23:36, by South South

            I don’t talk to monkey. He have stated my position about him very clearly, but because he is too old and stupid, he can’t get it. Dirty.

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