South Sudan

Photo: UNICEF/Jacob Zocherman

Following the independence of South Sudan on 9 July 2011, the Economic and Social Council, through its resolution 2011/43, expressed interest in working with partners in addressing the extensive humanitarian, peacebuilding and development challenges facing the country. Since then, the Council has considered South Sudan under its agenda item “African Countries Emerging from Conflict” to promote a coherent and coordinated support to the country by the United Nations system. During the last two years, some of the UN organizations working in South Sudan contributed to the discussion on how the political and security crisis in the country has been affecting the development prospects and reversing the gains made in the first two years of independence.

In June 2011, the Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Commission convened a joint meeting on “Promoting Durable Peace and Sustainable Development in Sudan and South Sudan“. The meeting drew international attention to the development and state-building priorities of the new country of South Sudan and to promote coordinated, coherent and integrated support by the United Nations system and other stakeholders in line with its needs and highlighted the importance of regional cooperation and strengthened bilateral relations between Sudan and South Sudan for sustainable development and peace consolidation.

Report on the Implementation of integrated, coherent and coordinated support to South Sudan by the United Nations


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