17 December 2013

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Concerned Over South Sudan Fighting, Secretary-General Urges Government

Guarantee Security of All Civilians


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about reports of fighting between members of the SPLA (Sudan People’s Liberation Army) in Juba and about the risk of targeted violence against certain communities.  He urges all parties in the fighting to cease hostilities immediately.  He calls on the leaders of SPLA to impose discipline on their forces and to exercise maximum restraint in the use of force.  It is essential that the Government guarantees the security of all civilians regardless of their communities of origin.

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