Decisions and Deadlines: A Critical Year for Sudan
Dr Edward Thomas, Report Author
Respondents: HE Omer M A Siddig, Ambassador of Sudan
Most Rev'd Dr Daniel Deng, Archbishop of the Episcopal Church of the Sudan
Chair: Ambassador Torben Brylle, EU Special Representative for Sudan
Sudan will hold potentially transformative elections in April 2010 and its complex peace processes require the organisation of three referendums in the coming year, including one in which Southern Sudanese voters will decide on unity or independence. Sudan is therefore entering a crucial period in its history and the country's powerful elites are under pressure to reach agreement on a wide range of complex processes. At this launch event the author of the report, Dr Edward Thomas, will discuss his analysis of these critical events and their potential outcomes and how best key actors can engage to affect as smooth processes as possible.