Peace, stability and development; UN's "main mission"

People show their euphoria, as the Republic of South Sudan proclaims its independence.

Supporting peace, stability and development will be the UN's "main mission" in South Sudan according to the United Nations top envoy to the newly independent country.

South Sudan celebrated independence on July 9th after splitting from its northern neighbour, the Republic of Sudan.

Hilde Johnson, the Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan attended the celebrations in Juba.

Reem Abaza asked her how the UN will contribute to the future of the country.

Duration: 1'21"

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