NZDF's Senior National Officer Major Terry McDonald with children in Sudan, October 2009. (WN09-0040-098)
United Nations Mission in South Sudan
On 9 July 2011 South Sudan became the newest country in the world. The birth of the Republic of South Sudan is the culmination of a six-year peace process and a new chapter in a region that has seen little peace in the last 50 years.
The Security Council established the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) for an initial period of one year.
The resolution 1996 (2011) mandates UNMISS to consolidate peace and security, and to help establish the conditions for development with a view to strengthening the capacity of the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to govern effectively and democratically and establish good relations with its neighbours.
The NZDF has three personnel working with UNMISS.