Secretary-General Urges Security Council to Increase UNMISS Capacity
In light of the growing violence, human rights abuses and killings fuelled by ethnic tensions in many parts of South Sudan and the growing displacement of civilians, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has requested Security Council support to urgently transfer necessary resources to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The Security Council resolution will help boost security, reinforce peacekeeping bases and provide critical assets. It authorizes the strengthening of UNMISS with 5,500 more troops, and 440 more police.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appears before the Security Council. On either side, listening, are Liu Jieyi (left), Permanent Representative of China to the UN and Gérard Araud, Permanent Representative of France to the UN and current Security Council President.