プレスリリース2015年6月

6月1日 Japanese Ambassador pays a courtesy visit to UNFPA

2015年6月

南スーダン・ジュバ

On 28th May 2015, His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of South Sudan, Mr. Kiya Masahiko paid a visit to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Office to acquaint himself with UNFPA’s operations in South Sudan including the Japan funded UNFPA Humanitarian Project being implemented in the conflict affected states and Protection of Civilian (POC) sites in the country. It was his first visit to a UN agency in South Sudan since he arrived recently as the Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan.

The staff of UNFPA warmly welcomed Ambassador Kiya to the UNFPA office at UN House and invited him to view two presentations on UNFPA work in South Sudan. Thereafter, the Ambassador visited a UNFPA-Government of Japan funded Reproductive Health Clinic operated by the International Medical Corps (IMC) in the protection of civilians site 1 (POC1) at UN House. He concluded the visit by officially handing over to IMC and another UNFPA-supported implementing partner, the Inter-church Medical Assistance (IMA), medical equipment and commodities purchased through the Japanese supported Project.

“I was very impressed by the efficient work and dedication of the staff at the Health clinic in the POC site. I wish that, with our modest support, mothers and babies in this clinic and throughout South Sudan will live healthy and happy lives with great hopes in the future,” said Ambassador Kiya.
He pledged that Japan will continue playing a major and effective role in the development of South Sudan. He emphasized on the enthusiasm of the People of Japan to support South Sudanese improve their living conditions and achieve sustainable development.

On his part, the UNFPA Officer-in-Charge Mr. Kondwani Mwangulube thanked Ambassador Kiya for honouring the Country Office with the visit. “This visit shows the high level support and commitment of the Government and people of Japan to the people of South Sudan and UNFPA work”, said Mr. Mwangulube.
Mr. Mwangulube added that UNFPA highly appreciates the support and is committed to ensuring access to sexual and reproductive health services in all situations in the country.

Early this year the Government of Japan has allocated 3.22 million USD to the United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) to provide comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care (CEmONC) services in the three most conflict affected states of South Sudan, aiming to ensure that women, girls and children receive appropriate referral services in addition to protection from Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

For more information, please contact:
Mr. Barnabas Yisa, UNFPA Country Representative, South Sudan Tel: +211(0)956444486 E-mail: yisa@unfpa.org

Ms. Yukiko Fujisawa, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in South Sudan Tel: +211(0)959003151 E-mail: yukiko.fujisawa@mofa.go.jp