Resolution nº S/RES/1996 (2011) of the United Nations Security Council

CourtSecurity Council of the United Nation
United Nations
/RES/1996 (2011)*
Security Council
Distr.: General
8 July 2011
11-40583* (E)
Resolution 1996 (2011)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 6576th meeting, on
8 July 2011
The Security Council
Wel co mi ng
the establishment of the Republic of South Sudan on 9 July 2011
upon its proclamation as an independent state,
its strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial
integrity, and national unity of the Republic of South Sudan,
the Presidential Statement of 11 February 2011 that affirmed that
national ownership and national responsibility are key to establishing sustainable
peace and the primary responsibility of national authorities in identifying their
priorities and strategies for post-conflict peacebuilding,
the need for a comprehensive and integrated approach to peace
consolidation that strengthens coherence between political, security, development,
human rights, and rule of law activities, and addresses the underlying causes of
conflict, and
that security and development are closely interlinked and
mutually reinforcing and key to attaining sustainable peace,
the persistence of conflict and violence and its effect on civilians,
including the killing and displacement of significant numbers of civilians, and
the importance of sustained cooperation and dialogue with civil society in the
context of stabilizing the security situation and ensuring the protection of civilians,
the need for coherent UN activities in the Republic of South
Sudan, which requires clarity about roles, responsibilities, and collaboration
between UNMISS and the UN Country Team, and
the need for cooperation
with other relevant actors in the region, including the African Union-United Nations
Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei
(UNISFA), and the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the
Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO),
previous statements on post-conflict peacebuilding,
importance of institution-building as a critical component of peacebuilding, and
a more effective and coherent national and international response to
* Reissued for technical reasons o n 14 July 2011.

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