UN and Africa: focus on Libya and South Sudan

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SG Ban Ki-moon arrives in Juba, South Sudan. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

People of South Sudan have been “betrayed”, says UN Chief

The people of South Sudan have been “betrayed” by renewed fighting after ending decades of civil war, according to the UN Secretary-General. In an effort to give a boost to the peace process, Ban Ki-moon travelled to the capital, Juba, on Thursday, the last and final leg of his African tour. Jocelyne Sambira has the story. 

UN Human Rights Desk Officer for Libya Gurdip Sangha. Photo: UN/Daniel Johnson

Violations, abuse and chaos intensify in Libya, UN report finds

Libya is in the grip of widespread human rights violations that may amount to war crimes amid a dramatically worsening situation for people there. The findings come in a report by the UN human rights office, OHCHR, which highlights that all warring parties bear responsibility. The report calls for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to be given more resources to investigate and prosecute those responsible for atrocities in the North African state. Daniel Johnson spoke to OHCHR’s Gurdip Sangha to learn what the investigators found in their report.

Eugene Owusu. UN Photo/Isaac Billy

Peace central to development in South Sudan

We return to South Sudan where the absence of peace is having a “severe” impact on people’s ability to access food, health services and other sectors. That’s according to ‘People, Peace, Prosperity,’ the first Human Development Report for the country launched by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Dianne Penn spoke to Eugene Owusu, Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan.

Presenter: Dianne Penn
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10’00″