The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) reprinted on 5 December 2016 an article from the Daily Maverick titled "Where To from Here for the UN in South Sudan?" by Meressa K. Dessu, ISS Addis Ababa.
The current UNMISS mandate will soon expire. The author argues that continuing with the same mandate would not allow UNMISS to be effective in protecting civilians and supporting the peace process. UNMISS needs a mandate similar to the one used during the transition of East Timor to independence where it exercised administrative authority and had robust rules of engagement.