UN envoy urges Security Council to support peace in South Sudan

UNMISS head, Nicholas Haysom. Photo: UN

Juba, December 13, 2022 (SSNA) — The head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Nicholas Haysom has briefed the UN Security Council about the execution of the peace agreement and called on the members of the Council to support the implementation roadmap to transition.

Haysom told the Council that its support is vital in the peace implementation process.

“As moral guarantors and partners of that agreement, our collective task is to ensure that the parties have the best possible international support to help them fulfill their commitments to the people of South Sudan. We hold the view that the roadmap is a second mortgage on the Revitalized Peace Agreement; one which must be repaid in good faith and within the stipulated timeframes,” he said.

The UNMISS Chief called on peace partners to use the agreement as a means for the establishment of a democratic South Sudan.

“We urge stakeholders to conceive of the roadmap not as a box-ticking exercise, but rather a qualitative process to lay the proper foundations for a stable and democratic nation,” he added.

Haysom also told the Council that he has identified key issues for lasting peace and that he is talking to South Sudanese leaders to make sure the agreement is implemented.

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