South Sudan – Appointment of Ellen Margrethe Loj as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (July 23, 2014)
France welcomes the appointment of Ellen Margrethe Loj as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for South Sudan and Head of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan.
Given the political, security and humanitarian crisis, the Security Council has set out 3 priorities for this mission: the protection of civilians, respect for human rights and the facilitation of humanitarian assistance. Ms. Loj will be responsible for implementing this mandate in order to help improve the situation of the civilian populations and re-establish peace.
Ms. Loj will be able to count on France’s support in carrying out her mission.