South Sudan

map

Capital: Juba

Japan-South Sudan Relations (go to the site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)Open new window

Background

Children in Juba(img)

Juba's Children

The government of Sudan in the north and the anti-governmental Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army in the south signed the Comprehensive Peace Agreement on January 9, 2005, thereby bringing the 20-year-long armed conflict to an end. In reaction to the agreement, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1590 in March and established the United Nations Mission in Sudan ( UNMIS ), which was mandated to support implementation of the CPA . Japan dispatched two staff officers between 2008 and 2011 under the scheme of Japan's International Peace Cooperation Assignment in Sudan.

In January 2011, as part of the implementation of the CPA , a referendum on the secession of Southern Sudan was held with UNMIS 's help. In February, the result showed 99% voters' support for secession, and it was thus decided that Southern Sudan would become independent as the Republic of South Sudan.

Recognizing that the new South Sudan required a different kind of support from the previous days both in quality and quantity, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommended that the Security Council consider setting up a new mission in response to the request from the government of South Sudan.

In this way, Southern Sudan achieved independence as South Sudan on July 9 with the expiration of the CPA implementation period, and UNMIS accordingly ceased its operation. It is now the newly established United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan ( UNMISS ) that has replaced UNMIS .

Results

PKO Nov. 2011 International Peace Cooperation Assignment in South Sudan
Material assistance Dec. 2013 Contribution in kind to UNMISS
Material assistance Mar. 2014 Contribution in kind to UNMISS
Cabinet Office, Government of Japan1-6-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8914, Japan.
Tel: +81-3-5253-2111