South Sudan and the UNO

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Ban Ki-moon is the UN Secretary-General.

The United Nations has recognized South Sudan as an official country since since Montenegro in 2006. It is Africa's new country since Eritrea became an independent state in 1993.

In his welcome message, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, "Welcome, South Sudan. Welcome to the community of nations..historic and joyous moment".

  • Stages of the recognition process
    • The Security Council would recommend for taking South Sudan as a member on 13 July, 2011
    • The General Assembly will vote on it the next day
    • A march out to the front of the building with the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to hoist the 193rd flag along Manhattan's 1st Avenue.
    • Membership in the UNO will help the nation become a member of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, two major bodies who are responsible for granting aid
    • Till the country finds a person to represent the country, the Republic of South Sudan will join the Pacific Island state of Kiribati to be a member without representation. However, this process would not be long off.

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May 9, 2012

  • President Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit met the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Navanethem Pillay at state House in Juba. Ms. Pillay expressed pleasure at the Government setting National Human Rights commission and other important government institutions and for addressing concerns of Human rights in the country.

February 25, 2012
The United Nations international staff returns to South Sudan. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said "Today, FAO and OCHA flew back there by helicopter and they landed safely".

December 29, 2011
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said national security was the top concern for South Sudan. "The secretary-general calls on the leadership of both groups to cease violence and to work with the government toward a long-term solution to the root causes of the hostilities," the statement read.

July 29, 2011
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has named Haile Menkerios was appointed special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. Amongst other tasks, Menkerios, who has extensive experience on African issues, will mediate remaining tensions between the newly-divided nations.

July 29, 2011
Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide Dr. Francis Deng, giving a lecture organized by the Human Rights Office of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) at New Sudan Hotel in Juba on the challenges of identity and nationhood. He said, 'South Sudan being one of the countries in Africa least affected by modernity should use its diverse cultural values for socio-economic development'

July 19, 2011
In his statement delivered by Hailemaraim Desalegne, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Chairperson of the IGAD Council of Ministers at The Informal Interactive Dialogue with members of the United Nations Security Council, he said, 'This is a regime whose behavior has one very clear pattern - shoot first and talk later, if at all. Its problem with Djibouti provides a very clear example. Eritrea, first of all, denied the existence of any dispute; then they accepted that there was a problem after the mediation of Qatar. Lately Eritrea has reverted to saying there is in fact no Qatari mediation. Eritrea has also began the destabilization of the new state of South Sudan, arming militia groups opposed to the Government of South Sudan. It’s impossible to know when or where these sorts of reckless adventures will stop.'

July 2011
Lise Grande, the UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, says South Sudan has to set priorities in four areas: humanitarian action, stabilization and protection, social progress and justice, and State take-off and accountability.

July 14, 2011
General Assembly votes to take South Sudan as its newest member.

July 13, 2011
Vice-President Dr. Riek Machar Teny speaks during the UN Security Council meeting.

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