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UN: South Sudan solution can 'only be political' - Peacekeeping Chief

United Nations, New York City
November 16, 2018 at 23:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

The UN's Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix addressed a 15-member Council in New York City on Friday to discuss the on-going turmoil in South Sudan.

Lacroix stated: "It is clear that the solution to the conflict in South Sudan can only be political, and not through military action."

"There can be no viable or sustainable peace unless the parties adhere to a permanent ceasefire and include women as key players," he said.

Also speaking at the meeting, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka noted the significance of including women in "reorganised security forces."

She said that there needed to be a "recruitment of women at a minimum level of 35 percent into the commissioned and non-commissioned cadres to curb negative masculinities."

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The UN's Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix addressed a 15-member Council in New York City on Friday to discuss the on-going turmoil in South Sudan.

Lacroix stated: "It is clear that the solution to the conflict in South Sudan can only be political, and not through military action."

"There can be no viable or sustainable peace unless the parties adhere to a permanent ceasefire and include women as key players," he said.

Also speaking at the meeting, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka noted the significance of including women in "reorganised security forces."

She said that there needed to be a "recruitment of women at a minimum level of 35 percent into the commissioned and non-commissioned cadres to curb negative masculinities."

Mandatory credit: UNIFEED

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