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.
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.
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.
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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