South Sudan / Destruction of weapons seized by UNMISS

JUBA, South Sudan, December 8, 2014 — The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) cordially invites members of the media to witness the destruction of weapons collected by UNMISS in Juba since December 15, 2013 from internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have sought refuge in UNMISS IDP protection sites. The event in Juba will be the first in a series of weapon and ammunition destruction exercises, with others scheduled to take place later this month in Malakal, Nasser, Bentiu, Wau and Bor.

Juba deactivation phase will take place on:

Date: 9 December 2014

Time: 10:00am

Venue: UNMISS Compound Tomping, Plan B area (next to basketball court)