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UNMISS - United Nations Mission in South Sudan

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UN peacekeepers in South Sudan with one of their helicopters (UNMISS)

Name: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

Resolution: 1996 (2011) on 8 July 2011

Period: Initial period of one year, starting from 9 July 2011.

Headquarters: Juba, South Sudan

Background: UNMISS replaced the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) whose mandate expired after South Sudan’s independence in July 2011 when six year interim period of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) ended.

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UN Security Council resolution 1996 (2011) on 8 July 2011 establishing the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)

Mandate: The mandate of UNMISS is the help South Sudan, the newest country in the world consolidating peace and security and help create an environment for development to take place.

Website: UNMISS - United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan


Wikipedia - United Nations Mission in South Sudan


Al Jazeera English | Sudan calls government of South an ’enemy’ | 16 April 2012

Sudan’s parliament has branded South Sudan’s government an "enemy" and called for a swift recapture of a disputed oil-producing region. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports.

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