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NEW UN APPOINTMENT

SECRETARY- GENERAL APPOINTS DAVID SHEARER OF NEW ZEALAND
AS HIS SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR SOUTH SUDAN
AND HEAD OF THE UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN SOUTH SUDAN (UNMISS)

 

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of David Shearer of New Zealand as his new Special Representative for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

Mr. Shearer succeeds Ellen Margrethe Løj of Denmark, who completed her assignment at the end of November 2016.  The Secretary-General is grateful for Ms. Løj’s dedication and excellent leadership of UNMISS over the past two plus years,
under extremely challenging political, security, humanitarian and human rights circumstances in South Sudan.

UNMISS condemns targeted killings of hundreds of foreign and South Sudanese civilians in Bentiu

Opposition forces in South Sudan killed “hundreds of South Sudanese and foreign civilians” after determining their ethnicity or nationality when they captured Bentiu last week, the United Nations confirmed today, calling for an immediate stop to the targeting of “innocent, unarmed” civilians. Continue reading