On September 5, 2016, South Sudan agreed to admit 40,000 peacekeepers.

The United Nations Security Council met with President Salva Kiir in the capital city of Juba. The conversation was led by U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power.

The United Nations already has a peacekeeping mission on ground called UNMISS which aims to reduce conflict in South Sudan. However, the situation is not improving, so the United Nations Security Council threatened an arms embargo against the country in order to reduce violence.

The world’s newest country has been in a constant state of war and violence since its establishment in 2011. The most recent burst of civil violence erupting this past July. The goal of the nation’s government and and UN Security Council is to put into practice the resolutions that have been formerly passed by UN bodies.

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