The Danish effort in South Sudan (UNMISS)
On 9 July 2011, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan as the outcome of a 2005 peace deal that ended one of Africa's longest-running civil wars.
On 8 July 2011, the Security Council resolved that the situation faced by South Sudan continued to constitute a threat to international peace and security in the region. The United Nations mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) was therefore established by UN Security Council Resolutions 1996 (2011). UNMISS was established for an initial period of one year with the intention to renew for further periods. The mandate was most recently renewed with Security Council Resolution 2304 of 12 August 2016. The mandate of the former United Nations Mission to Sudan (UNMIS) ended following the peace deal.
The purpose of UNMISS is to consolidate peace and security in South Sudan and to help establish conditions for development.
Denmark contributes with 10 staff officers to UNMISS.
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