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Extend the mandate of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council Excellencies, We, the undersigned non-governmental organisations, write to urge your delegation to sup­port the extension in full of the…
Delegates sit at the opening of the 41th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, June 24, 2019.
Dear Ambassadors of the UN Security Council: As a coalition of 15 international and regional civil society organizations, we are writing to seek your urgent support in addressing the precarious situation in South Sudan. Delays in implementation…

An Open Letter to H.E. Mme. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, from South Sudanese and International Non-Governmental Organizations

Cc: Ambassador Smail Chergui, Chairperson, AU Peace and Security Council CC: Alpha Oumar Konare, AU High Representative for South Sudan 1 November 2016 Your Excellency, We, the undersigned South Sudanese and…

Arms Ambargo on South Sudan Long-Overdue

Dear Ambassador, I’m writing to you ahead of this week’s Security Council discussion on South Sudan. We hope you and the rest of the council are now ready to take the long-overdue step of imposing an arms embargo on South Sudan.  As…
Government helicopter gunship flying low over IDP site at the UN base in Thongpiny, Juba, South Sudan.

Impose Arms Embargo

Dear Ambassador, As human rights, humanitarian, and peacebuilding organizations, we call on the UN Security Council to impose an immediate arms embargo on South Sudan.  The Transitional Government of National Unity, led by President…
President Salva Kiir of South Sudan, right, with the opposition leader, Riek Machar, left, as Mr. Machar was sworn in as vice president in Juba, capital of South Sudan, on April 26, 2016.

Addressing the human rights situation and the need for accountability for past atrocities and on-going violations in South Sudan

Your Excellencies, We, the undersigned South Sudanese and international non-governmental organisations, write to urge your delegation to address the lack of accountability for severe, widespread and ongoing violations and abuses of…
Roda, 20, fled to Bentiu from Mayendit county in late May 2015 when Bul fighters attacked her village, burning everything in sight.
Dear Ambassador,     We understand the UN Security Council will deliberate this week on the situation in South Sudan.      As you know, although South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and armed opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar signed…