Security Council Adopts Resolution to Strengthen UNMISS Capacity
In light of the growing violence, human rights abuses and killings fuelled by ethnic tensions in many parts of South Sudan and the growing displacement of civilians, the Security Council voted unanimously to transfer necessary resources to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The Security Council resolution will help boost security, reinforce peacekeeping bases and provide critical assets. It authorizes the strengthening of UNMISS with 5,500 more troops, and 440 more police.
A partial-view of the Council as Gérard Araud, Permanent Representative of France to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of December, considers the Secretary-General's request to strengthen UNMISS.