South Sudan’s Ambassador, Cecilia A.M. Adeng assumed a role as Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Adeng, who has become the country’s first female representative to UN, presented her credentials to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres.

South Sudan Women Intellectuals’ Forum, in a statement described Adeng as an experienced diplomat with a wealth of knowledge and a strong commitment to advancing the interests of South Sudan within the United Nations framework. Ambassador Adeng replaces Mr. Akuei Bona Malual, after the extension of the UN arms embargo on South Sudan. Adeng’s appointment as Permanent Representative, positions her as a key figure in fostering dialogue, promoting cooperation, and addressing global challenges.

Ambassador Adeng’s appointment highlights the importance South Sudan places on engaging with the international community. According to the statement; Adeng expressed South Sudan’s dedication to positively contributing to global affairs and upholding the principles of the United Nations Charter. To the UN, she is obliged to represent South Sudan’s interests, participate in committees and forums, and engage in diplomatic negotiations on pressing global issues.

Her tenure has got her in active involvement in discussions related to peace and security, development, human rights, and other critical matters that affect South Sudan and the wider world,” the statement reiterated.

Furthermore, the appointment of Adeng in the esteemed diplomatic role underscores the growing diversity and inclusion within diplomatic circles. Her presence reflects not only her individual capabilities but also the evolving landscape of diplomatic representation. Adeng’s role at the United Nations provides a platform for her to advocate for international support, resources, and collaboration to address these pressing issues. Her contributions are meant to play a crucial role in shaping South Sudan’s engagement on the world stage. The Ambassador’s presentation of credentials symbolizes a new chapter for the Republic of South Sudan at the United Nations. It represents the aspirations and commitment of South Sudan seeking to make its mark in the international arena through diplomacy, cooperation, and active participation in addressing global challenges.

Credits to: Citizen Daily Newspaper

Photo credit: UN photos


Date Published:

27 February 2024


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