South Sudan's Peace Process: Reinvigorating the Transition
Ambassador Donald Booth, United States Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan
South Sudan’s transition towards peace has been faltering since an agreement was signed between President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar in August 2015. Over 2 million South Sudanese people have been displaced, 2.6 million face life-threatening hunger, and the ceasefire has been violated, including by new armed groups in the Equatorias. The formation of the transitional government of national unity, planned for January 2016, has been delayed. Questions remain over how to fund South Sudan’s transition as falling oil prices have reduced government revenue.
At this event US Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Ambassador Donald Booth will discuss the peace process in South Sudan, including considerations on mediation, transitional justice, corruption and economic governance, as well as managing the interests of regional actors.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.