Posts tagged south sudan
Posts tagged south sudan
Our UN Peacekeeping staff put their lives at risk working in places others can’t or won’t go. It is always with great sadness that we report the loss of lives of any of our colleagues.
Our thoughts are with our colleagues in United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) where five peacekeepers and seven civilians were killed this week. At least nine injured others were injured in an ambush.
Thanks to Instagram for featuring these photos taken by a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) aid worker in South Sudan this week.
Since September 2011 Sundanese refugees have taken refuge in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state.
Get a glimpse of what life is like in the world’s newest country via these photos posted by our UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) colleagues.
There are roughly 105,000 refugees in South Sudan’s Maban County. Many are at serious health risk. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and its partners are working vigorously to prevent and contain the outbreak of malaria and several water-borne diseases.
VIDEO REPORT: Mobilizing communities against polio
South Sudan’s Ministry of Health, together with UNICEF and other partners, is working to increase vaccinations against deadly but preventable diseases like polio.
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How to keep track of the world’s growing population? Sigin Ojulu, a young girl from South Sudan and one of the 2011 UN Citizens Ambassadors contest has a solution!
Yesterday, the UN welcomed South Sudan as it’s 193rd member. This story and video from UNICEF highlight some of the challenges faced by the new country which ranks as one of the riskiest places in the world for a child to be born.
It’s official! As of today, Republic of South Sudan is now a UN Member State and its flag is flying at UN Headquarters in New York.
News Centre story: UN welcomes South Sudan as 193rd Member State
On Wednesday, the Security Council recommended to the General Assembly that South Sudan be admitted as the 193rd Member of the UN, and the General Assembly is expected to meet on the issue tomorrow, Thursday. Watch live at 10 a.m. New York City time.
Info page: How a country becomes a UN Member State
Background story: Security Council recommends South Sudan for UN membership
Take a look at this photo gallery showing how the UN Peacekeeping Mission UNMIS worked to build peace and security for the people of Sudan since it began in 2005. The mandate of UNMIS ends today, 9 July 2011, as South Sudan becomes independent.
The birth of the Republic of South Sudan is the culmination of a six-year peace process and a new chapter in a region that has seen little peace in the last 50 years.