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UN wants report on South Sudan bloodshed released

UN concerned African Union report on South Sudan violence won't be discussed at African summit

UN wants report on South Sudan bloodshed released

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A senior U.N. official says the United Nations is very concerned that an African Union report on human rights violations in South Sudan since violence erupted over a year ago won't be discussed at this month's AU summit.

Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic said Monday the U.N. expected the report of the Commission of Inquiry to be taken up at the Jan. 23-31 summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and then released publicly.

"We are hearing that it may not be the case, and it's a very disturbing development because we firmly think that public reporting on human rights violations in South Sudan is a prerequisite to reach some sort of sustainable peace," he said.

Simonovic said he would be attending the AU summit with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.


Updated : 2021-09-18 06:52 GMT+08:00