The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2677 (2023), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 March 2024 and requested the Secretary-General to report on the implementation of the Mission’s mandate every 90 days. The report covers political and security developments, the humanitarian and human rights situation and progress towards the implementation of the Mi ssion’s mandate between 16 February and 31 May 2023.
In a tweet, Puok Both Baluang, the Acting Press Secretary in the Office of the First Vice President and SPLM-IO Director of Information and Public Relations, said that Chief Justice Madut’s removal is critical for ensuring free and fair elections as he has suggested he is politically allied to Kiir’s SPLM faction.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has accused his first deputy in the transitional government of National Unity, Riek Machar, of keeping a separate army, which he describes as the work of those who do not desire peace.
Speaking during the RJMEC monthly meeting in Juba on Thursday, Gituai said that there is no progress in the permanent constitution-making progress as the constitution review commission is not yet reconstituted and key institutions not yet established.