FULL STATEMENT: UN SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES IGAD PLUS AGREEMENT ON PROTECTION FORCE

By The SPOKESPERSON OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UN
New York,
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gestures while speaking during a press conference after a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on March 1, 2013 in Geneva. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gestures while speaking during a press conference after a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on March 1, 2013 in Geneva. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

7 August 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– The Secretary-General welcomes the communique of the Heads of State and Government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Plus countries.
He commends the IGAD leaders for their decisive action and welcomes the Government of South Sudan’s acceptance of a regional protection force.
He calls on all South Sudanese leaders to set aside their personal differences and demonstrate their commitment to the implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan, which remains the only viable path to ending the crisis.

The Secretary-General remains deeply concerned about the continued fighting in the country and calls for an immediate end to the hostilities. He is outraged by the continued reports of serious human rights violations and abuses, including widespread sexual violence against women and young girls, committed by armed men in uniform.

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He calls on all parties to uphold their responsibility to protect civilians and demands that they take immediate steps to hold accountable those responsible for these despicable crimes.

The Secretary-General reiterates his commitment to work with all South Sudanese, IGAD, the African Union and international partners, to implement the recommendations of today’s summit.

This statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General on South Sudan.

3 comments

  • GatNor

    The pieces for cases against South Sudan’s sex offenders,warlords and war criminal, peace and human right violators is being put together one evidence at a time. They will be hunted down like the Nazi war criminals and will eventually pay either through street justice or in a court of law.

  • Good advice Hon. We all 4 peace not war.the wrong element 4 peace ,ll fight with God.we needed your strongest support. most people benefit from this war.they don,t want peace.but we w,ask God to kill them one by one.thanks

  • No one in South Sudan responsible tje start of this ongoing conflict in the country.
    So the international communities must look for those accountyable.