Sniffing out danger: dogs join UN peacekeepers in South Sudan to protect civilians (United Nations Security Council)

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14 February 2014 22:57:55 WN.com - World News

(Source: United Nations Security Council) Sniffing out danger: dogs join UN peacekeepers in South Sudan to protect civilians Sniffer dog in South Sudan. UN Photo 12 February 2014 - Standing on his hind legs to peer at a United Nations vehicle in South Sudan, he poked his head under the hood and sniffed, brown curls shaking around as he searched for explosives. This water cocker spaniel is one of eight sniffer dogs that arrived last week from the UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) to help with random... Full article on Sniffing out danger: dogs join UN peacekeepers in South Sudan to protect civilians (United Nations Security Council)

Vice All News Time14 February 2014 22:57:55


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Adopting Resolution 2304 (2016), Security Council Extends Mission in South Sudan, Authorizes Expanded Peacekeeping Force to Bolster Civilian Protection Efforts (UN - United Nations)

4.0469346 13 August 2016 01:23:55 WN.com - World News

(Source: UN - United Nations) The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 June 2017, authorizing the expansion of peacekeeping forces and stressing the priority of civilian protection in its mandate. Adopting resolution 2304 (2016) by 11 votes in favour to none against, with 4 abstentions (China, Egypt, Senegal, Venezuela), the 15-member Council demanded that all parties immediately put an end to fighting and that the leaders implement the permanent ceasefire declared in the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan. Condemning in the strongest terms the recent fighting in Juba, the Council further demanded...

Vice All News Time13 August 2016 01:23:55


South Sudan: Amid possibility of renewed fighting, UN peacekeeping chief calls for Security Council action (UN - United Nations)

2.3530025 13 July 2016 20:59:43 WN.com - World News

(Source: UN - United Nations) 13 July 2016 - Given the unstable security situation in South Sudan following clashes between Government and opposition forces which left some 72 people, including 33 civilians, dead, the United Nations peacekeeping chief today proposed that the UN Mission there be extended until the end of August to allow a rapid assessment on the need for a stronger mandate. 'The current situation in the country remains fluid and uncertain,' said Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous in his briefing to the Security Council on the activities of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), whose mandate will expire on 31 July. 'The Secretary-General's...

Vice All News Time13 July 2016 20:59:43


Uphold Responsibility to Protect Civilians, Security Council Urges South Sudan Government, Expressing ‘Deep Alarm’ over Situation (UN - United Nations)

2.123033 18 March 2016 00:23:48 WN.com - World News

(Source: UN - United Nations) Presidential Statement Describes Attack on Protection Site as 'Unacceptable' The Security Council expressed deep alarm today at the situation in South Sudan, calling upon the Government to uphold its responsibility for the protection of civilians. Issuing presidential statement S/PRST/2016/1, the Council noted that, while the ceasefire had largely held in the former theatre of conflict in Greater Upper Nile, ongoing violence was a matter of deep concern. Further, the Council expressed its alarm over credible reports of armed men in uniforms of the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) entering the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)...

Vice All News Time18 March 2016 00:23:48


In South Sudan, protection of civilians ‘critical part’ of UN mandate (United Nations Security Council)

1.892261 18 February 2015 01:45:19 WN.com - World News

(Source: United Nations Security Council) In South Sudan, protection of civilians 'critical part' of UN mandate Displaced people at the Protection of Civilians (POC) site in Bor, South Sudan. Photo: OCHA 17 February 2015 - United Nations peacekeepers must continue to provide critical protections for civilians in South Sudan as the country slowly emerges from a year-long stretch of internecine conflict, the head of the UN Mission (UNMISS) there declared today....

Vice All News Time18 February 2015 01:45:19


New UN South Sudan envoy stresses civilian protection, national ownership of peace process (United Nations Security Council)

1.8139958 03 September 2014 20:55:41 WN.com - World News

(Source: United Nations Security Council) New UN South Sudan envoy stresses civilian protection, national ownership of peace process Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Ellen Margrethe Løj (right) being interviewed on Radio Miraya. Photo: UNMISS/JC McIlwaine 2 September 2014 - Taking up her post today as head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Ellen Margrethe Løj acknowledged that while it was a "huge and difficult" challenge, the job was impossible to turn down because the country's people had fought hard for their independence....

Vice All News Time03 September 2014 20:55:41


Security Council prioritizes civilian protection as it extends UN mission in South Sudan (United Nations Security Council)

1.7647519 27 May 2014 23:28:09 WN.com - World News

(Source: United Nations Security Council) Security Council prioritizes civilian protection as it extends UN mission in South Sudan Wide view of the Security Council. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine (file photo) 27 May 2014 - The Security Council today extended the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and revised its mandate to give priority to the task of protecting civilians and to address the security, humanitarian and political...

Vice All News Time27 May 2014 23:28:09


South Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief says attack on base sheltering civilians 'sets dangerous precedent' (UN - United Nations)

1.7536795 24 April 2014 04:40:35 WN.com - World News

(Source: UN - United Nations) South Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief says attack on base sheltering civilians &sets dangerous precedent& South Sudanese fleeing fighting, find refuge inside the UNMISS compound in Bor, Jonglei state. Photo: UNMISS/Tina Turyagyenda 23 April 2014 - Warning today that the surging violence in South Sudan is clear evidence that the United Nations can no longer operate in "business-as-usual" mode in the county, the Organization&s peacekeeping chief declared that the fighting must stop immediately; the Government has a duty to protect civilians; and the warring parties should negotiate a genuine ceasefire that will be respected by all sides. "We are not and...

Vice All News Time24 April 2014 04:40:35


South Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief says attack on base sheltering civilians 'sets dangerous precedent' (United Nations Security Council)

1.7536795 24 April 2014 04:12:49 WN.com - World News

(Source: United Nations Security Council) South Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief says attack on base sheltering civilians &sets dangerous precedent& South Sudanese fleeing fighting, find refuge inside the UNMISS compound in Bor, Jonglei state. Photo: UNMISS/Tina Turyagyenda 23 April 2014 - Warning today that the surging violence in South Sudan is clear evidence that the United Nations can no longer operate in "business-as-usual" mode in the county, the Organization&s peacekeeping chief declared that the fighting must stop immediately; the Government has a duty to protect civilians; and the warring parties should negotiate a genuine ceasefire that will be respected by all sides. "We...

Vice All News Time24 April 2014 04:12:49


Security Council voices outrage at latest attacks against civilians, UN in South Sudan (United Nations Security Council)

1.7019589 19 April 2014 02:36:51 WN.com - World News

(Source: United Nations Security Council) Security Council voices outrage at latest attacks against civilians, UN in South Sudan People fleeing violence in Bentiu, the capital of Unity state, South Sudan, arriving at UNMISS base on 15 April 2014 to seek shelter. Photo: UNMISS/Mihad Abdallah 18 April 2014 - The Security Council on Friday voiced its outrage at the recent attacks by armed groups in South Sudan that have purposefully targeted...

Vice All News Time19 April 2014 02:36:51


South Sudan: number of civilians protected at UN peacekeeping bases is ‘swelling’ (UN - United Nations)

1.6433022 17 April 2014 02:18:37 WN.com - World News

(Source: UN - United Nations) South Sudan: number of civilians protected at UN peacekeeping bases is 'swelling' People fleeing violence in Bentiu, the capital of Unity state, South Sudan, arriving at UNMISS base on 15 April 2014 to seek shelter. Photo: UNMISS/Mihad Abdallah 16 April 2014 - Spiraling violence has forced an increasing number of civilians in South Sudan's oil-rich Unity state are seeking refuge with the United Nations peacekeeping mission, it...

Vice All News Time17 April 2014 02:18:37