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Civilians at the UN House compound on the southwestern outskirts of Juba, South Sudan.

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UNMISS peacekeepers evacuate wounded civilians and assess damage after air strikes in Mayom, South Sudan.

Mission facts

  • Location:
    South Sudan
  • Headquarters:
    Juba, South Sudan
  • Duration:
    July 2011 to present

Consolidating peace and security and helping to establish conditions for development

December 2013-January 2014 crisis:

On 9 July 2011 South Sudan became the newest country in the world. The birth of the Republic of South Sudan is the culmination of a six-year peace process which began with the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005.

In adopting resolution 1996 (2011) PDF Document on 8 July 2011, the Security Council determined that the situation faced by South Sudan continued to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region. The Security Council established the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) for an initial period of one year, starting from 9 July 2011.

UNMISS is on the ground to consolidate peace and security and to help establish conditions for development.