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United Nations Security Council Resolution on South Sudan is Horrible

By John Jal Wuor, Kampala-Uganda,


South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, touring the UNSC around his residence where an alleged assassination attempt on his former Vice President turned violent(Photo: supplied)
South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, touring the UNSC around his residence where an alleged assassination attempt on his former Vice President turned violent(Photo: supplied)

16th September 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- Unanimously adopting resolution 2304 (2016), the Council authorized UNMISS to use all necessary means to carry out its tasks in Juba, South Sudan on 12th August, 2016. The UN Security Council Resolution does not yield any meaning to citizens of South Sudan who have suffered from the crisis since the commencement of adoption of the resolution by world body.

The deployment of 4,000 UN troops into Juba is now delayed because of low action by United Nations Security Council in New York and the Peace Agreement will not be implement by both sides. The UNSC should put a pressure on President Salva Kiir’s cronies in order to accept peace in Juba.

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Diplomacy has existed since the beginning of the human race. The act of conducting negotiations between two persons, or two nations at a large scope is essential to the upkeep of international affairs. Among the many functions of diplomacy, some include preventing war and violence, and fortifying relations between two nations. Diplomacy is most importantly used to complete a specific agenda. Therefore without diplomacy, much of the world’s affairs would be abolished, international organizations would not exist, and above all the world would be at a constant state of war. It is for diplomacy that certain countries can exist in harmony. There has not been a documented start of diplomacy; however there have been instances ranging back to the 5th.

The Government of South Sudan and Oppositions displaced a million of citizens due to low action of UNSC in order to end the violence in South Sudan for good. Why the world is watching without taken strong action in the country. The Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan won’t be implementing by one side in the South Sudan.

Speaking before the adoption, Samantha Power (United States) said that, only a few days ago, hundreds of people had been killed and thousands of others had been displaced in South Sudan.  To respond to the deteriorating security situation, UNMISS must have a capacity while in consultation with regional forces and troop-contributing countries.  “Time is not on our side,” she said, stressing that tensions could escalate into violence.  Drawing attention to the “very disturbing” reports emerging from the country, she said that the international community must be alert.

Governments need to develop international relations in different fields like security, and trade as well as to decide the option of engaging in a bilateral or multilateral basis with other countries through diplomacy. Bilateralism and multilateralism have supporters and detractors; however the multilateral approach has increased since the end of the Second World War and thanks to the globalisation that affects all the countries around the world. In this way, the international intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) have become important actors in global governance, cooperating in problem-solving agreements and providing activities to face global problems. IGOs can also be independent actors. Bilateralism is considered the reflection of the distribution of powers between the parties, where the dominant country generally takes advantage, while…

The Author is a concern South Sudanese. He can be reached at johnjalwuor@gmail.com

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