The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, and the Executive Director for UN Women, Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka are scheduled to visit to South Sudan from 7-10 October.

According to a statement issued by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Friday, the delegation is expected to meet with President Salva Kiir, First Vice-President Taban Deng, Council of Ministers and other high-level government officials.

The statement said the visit will provide an opportunity for the delegation to commend the South Sudanese stakeholders for signing the peace agreement on 12 September 2018 and encourage them to faithfully implement it.

“More specifically, the visit will focus on tangible actions and re-emphasizing the significance of elevating, safeguarding and ensuring women’s meaningful participation and leadership in the implementation of the Agreement,” partly reads the statement.

The delegation will also travel to Bentiu and meet with women leaders and organizations, including those living in the Protection of Civilian site.