Source: United Nations (Video News)
Briefing by David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), on the situation in South Sudan.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for South Sudan David Shearer (15 Dec) told the Security Council that despite political gains in the past few months, “implementation of the peace agreement continues to stagnate, and many benchmarks are behind schedule.”
Shearer, who is the Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), urged parties “to take concrete steps to breath fresh air into the process and above all to compromise to achieve the peace dividends that their citizens deserve.”
The UNMISS Chief said, “our integrated military and civilian teams are in place right now to deter violence and support reconciliation so communities can reach an agreement to peacefully coexist.”
He said, “the South Sudan government’s “refusal to enable the mission to access many areas during the year has hampered this work considerably.”