The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday called on South Sudan’s Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) to end the cycles of violence and suffering and fully implement the peace agreement.
While welcoming the formation on 29 April of the TGoNU as “an important milestone,” the council urged all members of the transitional government to “work together to fully implement the agreement and bring an end to the cycles of violence and suffering, including by adhering to the permanent ceasefire, and by urgently creating the transitional institutions envisioned in the agreement, which are needed to maintain security and build trust between the parties.”
Mindful of the fact that 2.5 million people have been displaced from their homes and 6.1 million people are in need of food aid, the Council called on the TGoNU to urgently remove impediments on the ground to the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
The Council further urged the new government to allow the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) free movement to exercise its mandate, including protection of civilians and investigation of human rights violations, while condemning, in the strongest terms, the attack against the UNMISS compound in Bentiu on 25 April.
UN News Centre