South Sudan at a crossroads on the path to consolidating peace: UN envoyListen /
South Sudan continues to confront pressing challenges which include addressing inter-communal violence and human rights abuses by the security forces.
However, Hilde Johnson, head of the UN mission in the country (UNMISS), believes the world's youngest nation is at a crossroads and that there are signs of hope.
In a briefing this month to the Security Council, she stressed that the international community must help South Sudan consolidate peace, democracy and respect for fundamental human rights.
UN Radio's Donn Bobb sat down with Ms. Johnson to discuss issues facing the government, the UN mission and the country, which is gearing up for elections in 2015.