Ambassador Adler Honors Graduates of USAID Partnership That Empowers Young Women

Juba, South Sudan— The U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Michael J. Adler today presented certificates to seven graduates of a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) activity funded through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This program empowers adolescent girls and young women with income-generating skills—and for those selected through a competitive …

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Statement by the U.S. Embassy in South Sudan Twenty-Year Anniversary of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

January 28, 2023, marks the 20-year anniversary of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has helped save more than 25 million lives globally.  Over the past 15 years in South Sudan, the PEPFAR program has enabled nearly 48,000 South Sudanese living with HIV to access lifelong, life-saving antiretroviral treatment.  …

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U.S. Embassy Launches Two-year English Access Microscholarship Program to Benefit 25 Youths each in Juba and Wau

The U.S. Embassy in Juba announces the launch of two English Access Microscholarship Programs (Access)— in Juba on December 16, and in Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal on December 28.  Twenty-five students in each city will participate in the Access program.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Access program provides secondary school students …

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Joint Statement by UNMISS and the International Community on Violence in Upper Nile and Surrounding Areas

Juba, 2 December 2022: UNMISS, AUMISS, IGAD, R-JMEC, some members of the African Diplomatic Corps and some members of the international community (TROIKA, EU, Switzerland, India) in South Sudan convened a meeting to discuss the deteriorating security situation in Upper Nile State and the northern parts of Jonglei State. The participants expressed deep concern over …

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U.S. Embassy Announces Award of Four-Year USAID Youth Empowerment Activity in South Sudan

For Immediate Release                                                                                 November 16, 2022 U.S. Embassy Announces Award of Four-Year USAID Youth Empowerment Activity in South Sudan Juba, South Sudan—The U.S. Embassy in Juba announces the award of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Youth Empowerment Activity. The Youth Empowerment program will help youth in South Sudan — including girls and young …

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USAID Provides Agricultural Supplies and Equipment to Support South Sudanese Farmers, Businesses, and Communities in Five Counties  

  November 3, 2022, Juba, South Sudan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Resilience through Agriculture in South Sudan Project today announced the donation of seeds, tools, and equipment to six organizations based in South Sudan that will distribute them to smallholder farmers and nascent micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises to improve food …

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U.S. Embassy Announces Three-Year USAID Initiative to Support Independent Media in South Sudan

For Immediate Release                                                                                October 16, 2022 U.S. Embassy Announces Three-Year USAID Initiative to Support Independent Media in South Sudan Juba, South Sudan—The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has signed a three-year, $12 million agreement with Pact Inc. to continue the U.S. Government’s long-standing support for independent media in South Sudan and the disputed Abyei …

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The United States Contributes USD $5 Million to the WHO

JUBA – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has contributed USD $5 million to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) to support an integrated health response for communities affected by crises and acute food insecurity across South Sudan.  This funding brings USAID’s fiscal year 2022 humanitarian contribution to …

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Diversity Visa (DV)

The Immigration Act of 1990 established the Diversity Visa (DV) program, which makes up to 55,000 immigrant visas available through random selection. The program allows those from countries with low immigration rates to the United States; to enter for a chance to apply for a U.S. immigrant visa. To apply for this visa, follow the …

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U.S. Embassy, through USAID, Announces Further Support for UNICEF in the Fight Against Malnutrition in South Sudan

JUBA, October 4, 2022 – Thanks to support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), mothers across South Sudan will receive crucial ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to treat their children suffering from severe wasting, a life-threatening form of malnutrition. These life-saving supplemental foods have been made available to UNICEF South Sudan through a …

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Statement by the Troika on Conflict in Upper Nile and Accountability for Violence

Statement by the Troika on Conflict in Upper Nile and Accountability for Violence September 29, 2022 The Troika is deeply concerned by the ongoing violence in Upper Nile state. Innocent civilians are again bearing the biggest cost, with tens of thousands displaced. This additional and unnecessary strain on an already stretched humanitarian system will only …

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Statement by the U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan

The United States Embassy strongly condemns the September 19 killing of Dr. Daniel Deng Gatluak, a World Health Organization (WHO) health worker, who was working in Bentiu, Unity State. Far too many aid workers have been killed in South Sudan.  More must be done to protect the workers who deliver valuable and life-saving services to …

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Outreach to Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal

During a September 14-15 outreach visit to Wau, U.S. Embassy officials held separate meetings with the Governor and County Commissioner, and met multiple implementing partners and beneficiaries of USAID’s Shejeh Salam project and the new youth activity. Local civil society organizations described the great work they are doing, with support from the Shejeh Salam project.  This includes …

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Women Leaders Confer with Ambassador Adler

As part of his ongoing engagement with civil society, the Ambassador hosted six prominent South Sudanese women leaders at the Embassy.  They discussed the importance of an inclusive society and of full representation and equal opportunity for women in government, education, and the private sector. The women called for a more inclusive society, where views …

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 U.S. Embassy Announces the Arrival of New USAID Mission Director Kate Crawford

The United States Embassy in Juba is pleased to announce the arrival of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director for South Sudan Kate Crawford, following the departure last month of former Mission Director Haven Cruz-Hubbard, who served as the head of USAID operations in South Sudan for the past two years. U.S. Ambassador …

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Remarks on Behalf of the Troika by U.S. Ambassador Michael J. Adler On the Occasion of the Graduation of Necessary Unified Forces, August 30, 2022

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael J. Adler Delivered on Behalf of the Troika, On the Occasion of the Graduation of Necessary Unified Forces  August 30, 2022; Juba, South Sudan (As prepared for delivery)  Your Excellency, President Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan, Your Excellencies, distinguished regional leaders, Excellencies, Vice Presidents, Honorable …

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Welcome to Ambassador Adler

The United States Embassy in Juba warmly welcomes the arrival of Ambassador Michael J. Adler to South Sudan.  He is the fourth U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan.  Ambassador Adler arrived in Juba on August 23 and presented his credentials to President Salva Kiir Mayardit the following day. After confirmation by the United …

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Chargé d’Affaires William Flens Speaks to Eye Radio

Chargé d’Affaires William Flens was the featured guest on “The Dawn” morning program on Juba-based Eye Radio on August 16, 2022.  The CDA highlighted U.S. support for South Sudan’s peace process.  He also spoke about the many facets of U.S. engagement in South Sudan, including support for humanitarian assistance and development work, civil society organizations, …

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Statement by the Troika, the EU and its Member States on the Extension of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan

Statement by the Troika, the EU and its Member States on the Extension of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan The Troika, the EU and its Member States acknowledge the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity’s announcement of a Roadmap towards the end of transition. We note that the …

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The United States Stands With the People of South Sudan and Calls for Urgent Progress From South Sudan’s Leaders

PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JULY 15, 2022 The United States laments the failure of South Sudanese leaders to implement the commitments they have made to bring peace to South Sudan and has consequently decided to end U.S. assistance for peace process monitoring mechanisms, effective July 15, as we assess next steps. Due to …

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CDA Discusses Public Financial Management on Prominent Juba Radio Station

William Flens, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires (CDA), joined heads from other Troika Missions (the United Kingdom and Norway) and a South Sudanese civic activist on July 7 to discuss the importance of public financial management on the “Talk and Tell Africa” Radio Show on Juba-based City FM 88.4.  CDA Flens underscored the importance of transparent, accountable …

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Release of the International Religious Freedom Report

The U.S. Department of State submits an annual Report to the U.S. Congress on International Religious Freedom. This report, also known as the International Religious Freedom Report, describes the status of religious freedom, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies promoting religious freedom in nearly every …

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Chargé d’Affaires Meets South Sudan’s President

David Renz, Chargé d’Affaires, met South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit on May 25, 2022.  The two discussed progress on the implementation of the peace agreement, next steps on key legislation, and necessary security reforms.  Chargé Renz, in his final meeting with the President ahead of the Chargé’s anticipated departure in June, affirmed U.S. support …

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Violation Reports from The Ceasefire & Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring & Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM)

The Ceasefire & Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring & Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) concluded that the Commissioners of Koch and Mayendit are responsible for instigating violence in Leer County that resulted in the murder of women and children, mass rape, and destruction of villages and health care facilities. Why hasn’t the government removed them from their positions …

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Honoring the Courage of Journalists on World Press Freedom Day

A Statement by Chargé d’Affaires David Renz, U.S. Embassy, Juba, South Sudan Today is World Press Freedom Day, commemorated annually since 1993.  May 3 is an occasion for all sectors of society – media representatives, civil society leaders, government officials, security personnel, academicians, and others – to discuss the state of press freedom, protection of …

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Chargé d’Affaires visits Eye Radio in Juba

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires (CDA) David Renz visited Eye Radio in Juba on April 29, where he discussed U.S. policy toward South Sudan and affirmed U.S. support for a free and vital press.  Speaking to the staff at the radio station, the CDA expressed his thanks to the heroic journalists whose work ensures the people of South Sudan …

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2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices—Country Report for South Sudan

The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states …

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TROIKA STATEMENT ON THE SOUTH SUDAN PEACE PROCESS

Following our statement of 23 March 2022, the Troika countries (United States, United Kingdom and Norway) welcome the announcement by the Parties on their recent agreement to progress the implementation of the security arrangements set out in Chapter II of the Revitalized Agreement for Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).  We commend the spirit …

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Troika Statement On The South Sudan Peace Process

The Troika countries (United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) condemn the reported attacks by the South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF) on Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-In-Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) positions in Jekau and other towns in Maiwut County, Upper Nile State beginning the weekend of March 19-20. These incidents follow a series of reported attacks across Unity …

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South Sudan: Troika Statement on Recent Violence in Unity State March 1, 2022

The Troika is deeply concerned by allegations of egregious human rights violations and abuses in Unity State, including killing of citizens, rape, destruction of homes, and the looting of humanitarian supplies. The Troika calls upon state and national leaders to denounce the brutality and intervene to halt the violence. We expect the Government of South …

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Troika Statement on Public Financial Management Reforms

The recent important appointments related to South Sudan’s economic management come at a critical time for the reform process, as South Sudan is preparing to exit an IMF Staff Monitored Program and hopes to access a new loan in coming months.  The Troika underscores that a faster pace is needed in the implementation of Public …

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U.S. Support for Human Rights Defenders

Overview Protecting and supporting human rights defenders is a key priority of U.S. foreign policy. Because human rights defenders seek to hold their governments accountable to protect universally recognized human rights, defenders are often harassed, detained, interrogated, imprisoned, tortured, and even killed for doing their work. The Department’s objective is to enable human rights defenders …

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The United States Shares an Additional 336,000 Doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine with South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan— The Embassy of the United States in South Sudan is pleased to announce the arrival of 336,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine that the United States is sharing with South Sudan through COVAX, a global equitable vaccine access initiative.  We are sharing these doses safely, equitably, and with no …

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Freedom of Expression: Bedrock of Enduring Nations

Remarks of U.S. Chargé d’Affaires David Renz To the National Press Club of South Sudan December 14, 2021 |(As prepared for delivery) Mr. Bullen Kenyi Yatta Wani, Chairperson of the National Press Club  Other leaders of the National Press Club, including Mr. Ochaya James, the Executive Director Elijah Alier, Managing Director, Media Authority  Dr. Awan …

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USAID Announces New Four-Year Activity to Increase Resilience through Agriculture in South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan—Following a publicly announced and competitive selection process, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has signed a four-year contract with  Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI), a global development company, to increase resilience through agriculture in the 13 counties of five States that are the focus of USAID’s development strategy in South Sudan: Kapoeta …

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World AIDS Day

The U.S. Embassy in South Sudan commemorated and celebrated World AIDS Day on December 1, 2021, with a range of activities in Juba.  Haven Cruz-Hubbard, the Acting Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., (CDA), highlighted the important work of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in South Sudan at a World AIDS Day event arranged by the Government …

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U.S. Department of Defense Organizes Workshop on HIV-response

The U.S. Department of Defense HIV Prevention Program (DHAPP), in collaboration with South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF)-HIV secretariat, organized a workshop November 18-19 on “Military HIV Sustainability and Index Dashboard (MILSID).”  The workshop attracted a wide range of participants and stakeholders led by the SSPDF Health Services and included the South Sudan AIDS Commission …

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A joint Troika statement by the United States, United Kingdom, and Norway on Economic Reform in South Sudan

The Troika welcomes IMF engagement, and its visit to Juba last week.  This engagement with the Government is critical for building the trust needed by all parties to continue and deepen the economic reforms over time. We are pleased that in their discussions with the IMF, the Government agreed that it needs to be transparent …

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Honoring Our Locally Employed Staff and Foreign Service Nationals

On November 17, 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan, celebrated the third annual Locally Employed (LE) Staff and Foreign Service National (FSN) Recognition Day, held globally at U.S. diplomatic missions around the world. Led by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., David Renz, the entire U.S. embassy community in Juba recognized the exemplary service of …

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United Nations Medal Award for U.S. Forces in UNMISS

Recognizing Service On September 30, 2021, Force Commander Lieutenant General (LtGen) Shailesh Tinaikar awarded the United Nations (UN) Medal to seven U.S. officers for service with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) at the UNMISS headquarters in Juba, South Sudan.  U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., (CDA) Davis Renz served as the honored guest and …

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Remarks as Prepared for Delivery for a Reception to Honor Religious Leaders in South Sudan

By David Renz, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Juba, South Sudan; September 22, 2021 Welcome everyone. We have a broad and inclusive group represented here today that reflects the diversity of religious expression in South Sudan.  In the few minutes I’ve had to speak with several of you, I’ve been deeply impressed by your commitment to …

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The United States Donates 152,950 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine to the Government of South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan, September 14, 2021:  The United States is donating 152,950 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to the people of South Sudan in its response to COVID-19.  This is part of a worldwide effort by the United States to combat the global pandemic, which has resulted in the donation of …

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Statement on the Opening of Parliament and Freedom of Expression and Assembly

The Embassies of the United Kingdom, the United States, Norway, the European Union, France, Germany, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Sweden congratulate the Government of the Republic of South Sudan on the inauguration of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly and the Council of States on 30 August. This is an important step on the …

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Civil Rights are Essential to Achieving Peace and Prosperity

The United States supports South Sudan’s aspiration to become a fully united, peaceful, just, and prosperous society based on respect for human rights and the rule of law.  These ideals are enshrined in the Transitional Constitution and the Revitalized Peace Agreement which provide the framework for the conduct of politics and governance while upholding the …

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2020 International Religious Freedom Report

On May 12, 2021, Secretary of State Antony Blinken rolled out the 23rd International Religious Freedom Report. The report covers the status of religious freedom in countries around the world and U.S. efforts to promote religious freedom. Secretary Blinken noted the following in his remarks : “Let me just say a few words about why this …

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U.S. Interim National Security Strategic Guidance

Last month, the Biden Administration released Interim National Security Strategic Guidance to convey how America will engage with the world.  The document includes the following section on Africa (on page 11): “We will also continue to build partnerships in Africa, investing in civil society and strengthening long-standing political, economic, and cultural connections. We will partner …

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Troika Statement on Economic Reforms and the IMF Staff Monitored Programme

South Sudan’s economy is in fundamental need of far-reaching and irreversible reform.  The last year highlighted its vulnerability to external shocks such as the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, changes in oil prices, severe flooding, and desert locusts.  Investment remains too low to support the sustained economic growth needed to cut the dire food insecurity and, in …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity – U.S. Embassy Juba PAS Annual Program Statement

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY JUBA, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. Embassy Juba PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number: AF-JUB-21-01 Deadline for Applications: June 1, 2021 CFDA Number: 19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Total Amount Available: Up to $40,000 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Juba Public Affairs Section (PAS) …

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Local Troika Statement in Commemoration of the First Anniversary of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (RTGoNU).  This was a major step toward restoring peace in South Sudan.  The Troika welcomes all efforts by the RTGoNU in implementing the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), most notably the appointment of a unified Cabinet, Governors, and Deputy Governors in all states.  The Troika …

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Statement on Recent Events at the U.S. Capitol

Statement by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Jon F. Danilowicz on Recent Events at the U.S. Capitol The United States Congress has completed its Constitutionally mandated count of the Electoral College vote and affirmed the election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris.  They will be sworn into office and a peaceful transfer of power …

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Joint Local Statement on the Food Security Situation in South Sudan

Joint Local Statement on the food security situation in South Sudan following the release of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Report The Heads of Mission of the United Kingdom, United States, Norway, the Netherlands and the European Union Delegation, have issued this statement following the release of the government’s report on 18 December …

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CULTIVATING HOPE IN THE NEXT DECADE: FEED THE FUTURE LAUNCHES 2020 ANNUAL REPORT WITH NEW DATA

Monday, September 14, 2020 – marked the start of Feed the Future Week, a weeklong event highlighting progress made in addressing the root causes of poverty, hunger and malnutrition in the global effort to end hunger. This year, The U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative commemorates its 10-year anniversary and a decade of impact with …

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Ambassador Hushek: July Fourth Greeting

To Friends and Colleagues and, most especially, to the People of South Sudan: Happy Fourth of July – American Independence Day.  On behalf of the United States, I hope this occasion finds you and your loved ones healthy and well, and perhaps thinking ahead to South Sudan’s own Independence Day on July 9.  During a …

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U.S. Ambassador Launches Three-year, $7.5 Million Wildlife and Natural Resources Conservation Project

BOMA NATIONAL PARK, South Sudan—U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Tom Hushek today launched a three-year, $7.5 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project implemented by the Wildlife Conservation Society to conserve wildlife, natural resources, and protected areas in South Sudan, while helping to build sustainable livelihoods and mitigate conflict in and around Boma and …

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Passage of a bill to unilaterally extend the transitional government’s term

The following statement is issued on behalf of the Heads of Mission of Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States: The Troika are deeply concerned by the South Sudan Transitional National Legislative Assembly’s passage of a bill to unilaterally extend the transitional government’s term, and calls on President Kiir to reject it.  This move will …

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Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Samantha Power

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on a Draft UN Security Council Resolution on South Sudan, December 23, 2016 United States Mission to the United Nations Office of Press and Public Diplomacy 799 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 (212) 415-4050 http://usun.state.gov AS DELIVERED                                                                             December 23, 2016 Thank you very much, Mr. President. …

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