Tue, 02 Oct 2018 17:39 - Updated Tue, 02 Oct 2018 17:39
South Sudan signs the 1951 Refugee Convention
Juba - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Monday welcomed South Sudan's accession to the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol. President Salva Kiir signed the accession instrument in Juba on Friday (September 28) after it was ratified by the Transitional National Legislative Assembly.
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Salva Kiir - South Sudan President
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South Sudan has become 143rd country to accede to both the 1951 Convention on Refugees and its 1967 Protocol.
The country hosts some 300,000 refugees, despite all the challenges of civil war that has displaced a large number of its own population.
“This is a milestone for the world’s youngest nation as South Sudan commits to assuming more responsibility to protect refugees and asylum-seekers in the country,” said Valentin Tapsoba, Director of UNHCR’s Regional Bureau for Africa.
In 2016 the country also became a party to the 1969 Organisation of African Union Convention on Refugees, a regional instrument governing the specific aspects of refugee problems in the African continent.
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