New Zealand to head UN mission in South Sudan

UN Security Council in a past session. Photo: UN/Getty Images/File
UN Security Council in a past session. Photo: UN/Getty Images/File

New York/Juba, December 7, 2016 (SSNA) — The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has picked member of New Zealand parliament to head the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), a UN diplomatic source familiar with the process told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA).

The source who prefers anonymity because he is not authorize to speak to the media discloses to the SSNA that Ki-moon picks David Shearer to be special representative to the Secretary-General and head of the mission in the war-torn young nation.

The source added Shearer appointment needs an approval from the UN Security Council and that the confirmation process could be completed by end of this week. In confirmed, he will take over from Ellen Margrethe Løj who resigned last week.

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  • badi. Joseph lomude manes
    December 7, 2016 5:20 pm

    When someone go to work in southsudan, he/she can do a good job that anyone will be happy.not like Ellen she is sleeping and my people be killed in Juba or yei .

  • New Zealand is respectfull and neutral country. I’m sure Mr. Shearer’d be welcome in South Sudan.


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