Ban Ki-moon calls on the international community to help South Sudan

September 29, 2015

The UN Secretary General today appealed to the international community to provide economic aid to South Sudan and asked the parties in that country to show a genuine commitment to the peace agreement in return.

“I urge the signatories to honor their solemn commitment and to implement the agreement without delay. Going back to war cannot be an option. I call on the parties to immediately cease all military operations and form the Transitional Government of National Unity that they have agreed to. The parties must also facilitate access to those who need urgent humanitarian assistance, ”said the UN Minister.

Ban Ki-moon opened on Tuesday a high-level meeting focused on the present situation and the future of that young country and had the participation of President Salva Kir by videoconference and other personalities related to that peace agreement signed last 18 of August between Kiir and former vice president and rebel leader Riek Machar.

Ban noted that the leaders of that country now have the opportunity to correct their grave mistakes and focus on the well-being of the population. He considered it essential that forward-looking reforms be carried out that overcome ethnic differences and contribute to the formation of a true national identity.

The Head of the UN also highlighted that since hostilities broke out in 2013, horrible crimes have been committed against civilians and the social fabric has been broken. To remedy this, he called for the prompt implementation of the commitments regarding justice, accountability and reconciliation included in the peace agreement.

Ban Ki-moon further stressed that the United Nations will continue to support the people of Sudan, that it will assist in the implementation of the agreement and that it will continue to protect civilians and provide humanitarian assistance.

He also called on leaders in South Sudan to voluntarily declare a suspension of the importation of heavy weapons and military equipment.

September 29, 2015

The UN Secretary General today appealed to the international community to provide economic aid to South Sudan and asked the parties in that country to show a genuine commitment to the peace agreement in return.

“I urge the signatories to honor their solemn commitment and to implement the agreement without delay. Going back to war cannot be an option. I call on the parties to immediately cease all military operations and form the Transitional Government of National Unity that they have agreed to. The parties must also facilitate access to those who need urgent humanitarian assistance, ”said the UN Minister.

Ban Ki-moon opened on Tuesday a high-level meeting focused on the present situation and the future of that young country and had the participation of President Salva Kir by videoconference and other personalities related to that peace agreement signed last 18 of August between Kiir and former vice president and rebel leader Riek Machar.

Ban noted that the leaders of that country now have the opportunity to correct their grave mistakes and focus on the well-being of the population. He considered it essential that forward-looking reforms be carried out that overcome ethnic differences and contribute to the formation of a true national identity.

The Head of the UN also highlighted that since hostilities broke out in 2013, horrible crimes have been committed against civilians and the social fabric has been broken. To remedy this, he called for the prompt implementation of the commitments regarding justice, accountability and reconciliation included in the peace agreement.

Ban Ki-moon further stressed that the United Nations will continue to support the people of Sudan, that it will assist in the implementation of the agreement and that it will continue to protect civilians and provide humanitarian assistance.

He also called on leaders in South Sudan to voluntarily declare a suspension of the importation of heavy weapons and military equipment.