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The mission ended its six years of mandated operations the same day South Sudan declared independence, following a CPA-provided referendum on 9 January 2011 that voted overwhelmingly in favour of secession.
In support of the new nation, the Security Council established a successor mission to UNMIS – the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) – on 9 July for an initial period of one year, with the intention to renew for further periods as required.
- 8 July - Secretary-General’s remarks to the media in Khartoum on South Sudan independence.
- 8 July - Resolution 1996 (2011) on the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) as adopted by the Security Council.
- 7 July - Press Conference by SRSG Haile Menkerios on the end of the Mission