Revision of the Implementation Plans for International Peace Cooperation Assignment for United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan

October 25, 2016
Japanese

  1. 1. Purpose

    Japan has dispatched Headquarters staff personnel and Ground Self Defense Force engineering unit to UNMISS (United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan) since November 2011 and January 2012 respectively. Before UNMISS, Japan had dispatched staff personnel to Headquarters UNMIS (United Nations Mission in the Republic of Sudan) from October 2008 to September 2011.

    South Sudan gained independence in July 2011 after the long civil war between the north and the south Sudan and the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). Five years have passed since its independence, and currently domestic political disorder is a great challenge to the nation-building of South Sudan. The Government of Japan recognizes that the peace and stability of South Sudan is important for the peace and stability of Africa, and that the international community needs to work cooperatively on this issue.

    On 12 August 2016, the Security Council adopted Resolution 2304, which extended the mandate of UNMISS until 15 December 2016.

    In relation to this, the Government of Japan decided to revise the Implementation Plans for International Peace Cooperation Assignments and extend its period as indicated below.

    Laos and Ethiopia are to be added as possible transit points for transportation units of Japan Air Defense Force.

    According to the International Peace Corporation Law Article 7 (i) and (ⅲ), the Prime Minister will report the contents pertaining to the revision and the status of implementation to the Diet.

    2. Major Points of Revision are following

    • End of the extended Period
    • Current : 31 Oct 2016
      After Revision : 31 Mar 2017 (5 months extension)
    • Laos and Ethiopia are to be added as possible transit points for transportation units of Japan Air Defense Force.