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28/08/14 - Statement by the Spokesperson on South Sudan pdf - 428 KB [428 KB]

We warmly welcome the continued commitment of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to find a solution to the South Sudan crisis, as demonstrated by the IGAD Summit earlier this week. We are encouraged by the signing of an agreement on security arrangements, which must be implemented immediately. We also urge the parties to follow up promptly on the protocol for a transitional government of national unity.

27/08/14 - Statement on the ceasefire in Gaza pdf - 466 KB [466 KB]

"We welcome the ceasefire agreement in Gaza that brings an end to the suffering and loss of life, particularly among civilians. The humanitarian situation in Gaza must now be urgently addressed and we call on the parties to respect the ceasefire.