UN to hold “special session” on South Sudan

Flags at the UNHRC building in Geneva. Photo: File
Flags at the UNHRC building in Geneva. Photo: File

Juba/Geneva, December 9, 2016 (SSNA) – The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will hold a special meeting next Wednesday to discuss human rights situation in South Sudan.

The UNHRC says the meeting, which is slated for December 14, is requested by a group of nations led by the United States and about 40 other countries, adding that the group cites “the importance and the urgency of this situation” in South Sudan as the main reason for its request.

The request comes as the UN and humanitarian organizations warned of looming genocide, ethnic cleansing, and rise of ethnically targeted killings in the war-torn young nation.

A United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) has warned Thursday that South Sudan could witness the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

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  • Both forces should be designated as negative forces as they continuously target civilians. through various ways ethic cleansing, targeted killings, rape , forceful disappearance. S. Sudanese leaders have failed this Country it should be handed to UN and AU

  • South Sudanese need to have little faith from outside solution.
    Say, UN votes and agrees to bring in 1 million armed men to Juba tomorrow, I believe not much will change.
    Instead, I think South Sudanese need to disarm and unite vote against SPLM thieves.

    *No need to attack other tribe or clan.

  • Comment * south sudan leader are killer of their own people they can not bring peace they need to be ruled by super powers for 20 years


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