New York, 3 March 2015 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the South Sudan Peace Process
As the 5 March deadline set by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) mediation for the conclusion of the South Sudan negotiations approaches, the Secretary-General strongly urges President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar to show leadership, put the well being of South Sudanese ahead of all other interests, and make the necessary compromises to conclude a power sharing agreement that paves the way for a comprehensive settlement of the conflict in South Sudan.
The Secretary-General takes note of the unanimous passage of Resolution 2206 (2015) by the Security Council this morning, establishing a sanctions regime on South Sudan. He reminds both parties that the best way to avoid the enactment of actual sanctions by the Security Council, is to strictly adhere to the Cessation of Hostilities agreement of 23 January 2014, fully comply with International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, extend their full cooperation to United Nations and humanitarian personnel in the discharge of their mandates and duties, and conclude a Comprehensive Peace Agreement that places South Sudan back on the path to stability and prosperity.
He commends and supports the efforts of the region to facilitate a conclusion of the negotiation process.
Statements on 3 March 2015
- New York, 3 March 2015 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the South Sudan Peace Process
- Geneva, Switzerland, 3 March 2015 - Secretary-General's message to International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights Special Event: War between Israel and Gaza: What Chance for Peace" [delivered in French by Michael Møller, Acting Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva] [scroll down for English version]
- New York, 3 March 2015 - Secretary-General's message on World Wildlife Day [scroll down for French version]