During a press conference at the UN Headquarters, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson expressed his deep concern about the current situation in South Sudan. He also stressed that "this is a political crisis that urgently needs to be dealt through a political dialogue", adding that "violence is spreading and could spread even further". UNTV / FILE
The United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has resumed military patrols in the country's capital Juba, following several days of clashes between government army forces and those loyal to former Prime Minister Riek Machar, dismissed in July. UNMISS
The UN General Assembly paid tribute to the life and memory of Nelson Mandela, who passed away on 5 December at the age of 95. The event was attended by High UN officials and Member States representatives. UNTV/ FILE
Numbers of those seeking assistance from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan in the capital Juba, continues to soar with numbers reaching up to 20,000, according the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, who is also the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the country.