UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Visits JubaFeb 25, 2016
Today the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Juba as part of his #ShareHumanity tour to key UN missions as he gears up for the World Humanitarian Summit taking place in Istanbul in May.
The Secretary-General met personally with the President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit. He then held discussions with the protection of civilians’ site representatives and met with the NGOs in charge of managing the site.
The Secretary-General also spoke with UN staff and peacekeepers about their work.
“I was here July 9th, 2011 on Independence Day and I saw so much pride. What we have seen since then is continued fighting. There is goodwill and good support in the international community for South Sudan,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “We need to see the success of this country. We need to support this country. Let us work together, and let us work harder for peace and prosperity in South Sudan.”
The Secretary-General’s visit comes on the heels of UNDP and the Government of South Sudan’s joint launch of the National Human Development Report, which emphasizes the need for lasting peace in order to build a prosperous nation, a message that the Secretary-General underlined in his own words during his visit.