Leila Zerrougui echoes UN Secretary-General in calling for end to South Sudan violence as both mark country’s independence day

Children at a protection of civilians site in Juba, South Sudan, run by the UN Mission, perform at a special cultural event in March 2015. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

2021-08-24T08:07:36-04:00Thursday, 9 July 2015|

Statement on South Sudan’s Fourth Anniversary of Independence by Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

As South Sudan marks the fourth anniversary of its independence tomorrow, the continuing conflict in the country – rendered all the more appalling by a recent intensification of the fighting – makes it impossible to view the passing of this national “birthday” with a celebratory eye. The world stood with South Sudan as it entered [...]

2021-08-24T08:08:22-04:00Wednesday, 8 July 2015|
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