Quy, who is also chairman of the UNSC’s Committee on South Sudan (Committee 2206), made the statement while co-chairing an online meeting of the committee with Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict on October 16.
On behalf of Vietnam, Ambassador Quy hailed positive progress in South Sudan’s political-security situation since the transitional government was established in February 2020, saying it has helped facilitate the protection of vulnerable groups, including children.
He took the occasion to urge the South Sudanese government to continue implementing the Action Plan to end and prevent all grave violations against children, and work more to ensure children’s access to food, education and healthcare.
According to Virginia Gamba, the number of child casualties has decreased significantly since a ceasefire agreement was reached in 2018.
She spoke highly of the transitional government’s efforts in protecting children in recent years, including the signing of the Action Plan with the UN in February 2020.
However, she stressed that children in South Sudan continue to face tremendous challenges amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, humanitarian crisis, and increasing violence among communities.
Members of the Committee 2206 shared the Special Representative’s point, and emphasized on the necessity to protect children.
Committee 2206, established pursuant to the UNSC’s Resolution 2206, is mandated to supervise the implementation of measures to enhance assurance of peace and security in South Sudan. Vietnam assumes the role of chair of the committee in the 2020-2021 tenure./.
Newer news items:
- South Sudan gains its first international fibre cable link - 19/10/2020
- Sudan Pledges Cooperation with ICC on Former Leader Omar al-Bashir | Voice of America - English - 19/10/2020
- South Sudan’s top UN envoy reassures displaced families during first visit to Bentiu and Malakal since COVID lockdown - 18/10/2020
- Chipolopolo Secure South Sudan and Ethiopia Friendlys - 18/10/2020
- South Sudan Health Experts Warn Of COVID-19 Second Wave Amid Relaxation In Measures - 17/10/2020
Older news items:
- The South Sudanese Pound Bites the Dust - 16/10/2020
- Teachers Trained on Distance Teaching through Radio in South Sudan - 16/10/2020
- Polio expertise steers the COVID-19 response in South Sudan - 16/10/2020
- ‘South Sudan struggles in oil production’ - 16/10/2020
- Opinion | It does not need axes or guns to fix South Sudan's economy? - 16/10/2020
Popular news items:
- No oil in troubled waters - 25/03/2014 - Read 19792 times
- School exam results in South Sudan show decline - Bikya Masr - 01/04/2012 - Read 17050 times
- Former Lost Boy Gives Back to South Sudan - Care2.com (blog) - 31/05/2012 - Read 15450 times
- NDSU student from South Sudan receives scholarship - In-Forum - 29/09/2012 - Read 14736 times
- With prisons full, South Sudan to introduce mobile courts to clear backlog of ... - Washington Post - 11/10/2012 - Read 12241 times