UN Security Council Authorizes 4,000 More Peacekeepers To South Sudan

Author : Mircea Birca | Friday, August 12, 2016
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The United Nations Security Council has today passed a resolution authorizing the deployment of 4,000 more UN peacekeepers to bolster existing forces and a renewed mandate to use “all necessary means” to protect UN personnel and take “proactive” measure to protect civilians, according to ABC News. This Security Council authorization follows weeks of insecurity in the South Sudan capital

Juba and renewed violence against opposition leader Riek Machar. Mr. Machar and the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir came to a tepid peace agreement following years of civil war.

The United Nations Security Council has today passed a resolution authorizing the deployment of 4,000 more UN peacekeepers to bolster existing forces and a renewed mandate to use “all necessary means” to protect UN personnel and take “proactive” measure to protect civilians.

This Security Council authorization follows weeks of insecurity in the South Sudan capital Juba and renewed violence against opposition leader Riek Machar. Mr. Machar and the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir came to a tepid peace agreement following years of civil war.

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