Executive Director to join African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and co-chair of AU FemWise for a visit to South Sudan and Ethiopia

Date: Friday, October 5, 2018

Originally published by the Office of the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General

The Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka; the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui; the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix; and the co-chair of the Network of African Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediation, known as AU FemWise, Dr. Specioza Wandira Kazibwe will jointly visit South Sudan from 7 to 9 October.

The delegation is expected to meet with the President, the First Vice President and other high-level government officials of South Sudan’s Transitional Government of National Unity.

The visit will focus on the significance of ensuring women’s meaningful participation and leadership in the implementation of the recently signed peace agreement. The delegation will also meet with women leaders and organizations in Juba and Bentiu, including representatives of Protection [of] Civilian sites.

After South Sudan, they will go to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, where they will brief the AU Peace and Security Council on 10 October. And they will jointly brief the Security Council later this month.