Political

The members of the Troika welcome the 29 January joint declaration of the AU, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the UN, on South Sudan. Read more

Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States wish to express their shock at the unfounded allegations made on 13 January by an SPLA spokesman against the Troika. Read more

The newspaper The East African has published an article with false information. Read more

In a joint statement, the IGAD, Troika, and EU partners of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) condemn calls by opposition leaders in South Sudan for a renewal of armed conflict, and call on the government and armed opposition groups to immediately adhere to the permanent ceasefire. Read more

Troika statement clarifies there was no letter asking for changes to Government positions Read more

The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Partners Group had its second meeting in Addis 10 May, co-chaired by Ethiopia and Norway, to discuss implementation of all aspects of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS). Read more

Today, World Press Freedom Day is being celebrated with more than 100 events all over the world. The overarching theme for this year’s international event is access to information and fundamental freedoms. Read more

Press Statement from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Peace Process in South Sudan. Read more

The regional and international partners of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission met on 22 April 2016 to discuss the extraordinary meeting of JMEC, held on 21 April in Juba. Read more

Norwegian Ambassador Ms Tone Tinnes celebrating with girls from Juba One Primary School. 
Photo: Norwegian Embassy, Juba/Gunvor W. Skancke.

The Norwegian ambassador celebrated the International Women’s day at Juba One Primary School. Read more

Dear Sisters of South Sudan; I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you all on International Women’s Day. This is your day. A day to acknowledge and express our gratitude for your hard and unending work for peace, reconciliation and development in this beautiful country. Read more

We, the Heads of Mission of the United States, United Kingdom, and Norway (Troika), condemn in the strongest terms the violence that occurred at the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) protection of civilians (PoC) site in Malakal. We are outraged by the senseless deaths and injuries to civilians sheltering in the UN compound, and by the death of two South Sudanese humanitarians... Read more

The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Partners Group—including representatives of Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Sudan, Somalia, Chad, China, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States, the African Union Commission, the European Union, the IGAD Partners Forum and the United Nations have met to discuss implementation of all aspects of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflic... Read more

The European Union Delegation, the Heads of Mission of Denmark, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom and the Heads of Mission of Canada, Japan, Norway and Switzerland issue the following statement in South Sudan: The Heads of Mission express their grave concern at the potential consequences of the passing of the non-governmental organisations bill, and the Relief a... Read more

The Members of the Troika (United States, United Kingdom, and Norway) express their deep concern at delays in forming the Transitional Government of National Unity, which was due to be completed today. Read more

During the last two weeks of December 2015, we witnessed the successful return of SPLM-IO to Juba. The United States and Norway, in coordination with the UK and the EU, contributed very substantial financial support for this complex operation, including buses to Gambella, flights to Juba and accommodation for 240 people. The purpose of this support was to secure the implementation of the... Read more

Today, representatives of the opposition returned to the South Sudanese capital, Juba, for the first time since the conflict in South Sudan broke out in December 2013. ‘This is a long-awaited and important step on the path to peace in South Sudan,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Mr Jens-Petter Kjemprud being interviewed on Eye Radio by Mr Nichola Mandil. 
Photo: Mr Ojja Bosco/Norwegian Embassy in Juba.

Norwegian Special Representative to Sudan and South Sudan, Mr. Jens-Petter Kjemprud, urges the warring parties to South Sudan’s conflict to expedite peace implementation to lessen the suffering of its citizens and create an atmosphere for development. Read more

October 24th marks 70 years since the establishment of the United Nations. Norway firmly believes that “Strong UN. Better World” is more than a slogan. Read more

Fifteen years ago, in 2000, the Security Council adopted the ground-breaking resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security—the first resolution to link women’s experiences of conflict to international peace and security. South Sudan was this year named a priority country for Norway’s efforts on 1325. Read more