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South Sudan: Situation in South Sudan - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2019/722)

Source: UN Security Council Country: South Sudan
I. Introduction The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2459 (2019), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 March 2020 and requested me to report on the implementation of the Mission’s mandate every 90 days. It covers political and security developments between 29 May and 27 August 2019, the humanitarian and human rights situation and progress made in the implementation of the Mission’s mandate. II. Political and economic developments During the reporting period, progress on the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan remained limited, notwithstanding advances towards the fulfilment of pre-transition tasks, such as the submission of the report of the Independent Boundaries Commission, the drafting of key legislation and planning for the transitional security arrangements. The lack of political consensus and resource constraints continued to undermine the completion of critical tasks during the extended pre-transition period. Following calls by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the international community, the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, and the leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/ A-IO), Riek Machar, agreed in principle to meet. Mr. Machar indicated his willingness to travel to Juba, but noted that it would be subject to IGAD facilitation of his alternatively, a determination on his status should be made by IGAD. These conditions were rejected by the Government of South Sudan, which reassured Mr. Machar of his safety, but indicated its willingness to meet only in J uba. Efforts remain under way on the part of IGAD and regional partners to bring the two leaders together.


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