SG Briefs Press on Security Council Resolution to Strengthen UNMISS
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, the Security Council voted to support the Secretary-General's request 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 briefs the press at a stakeout immediately after speaking to the Security Council.