Past eventResearch Event

South Sudan: Current Trends and Future Prospects

24 September 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Chatham House, London


Toby Lanzer, Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS); Resident Coordinator, UN Development Programme, South Sudan
Chair: Mark Duffield, Emeritus Professor, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol



A new cabinet is now settling in in Juba following the sudden dissolution of South Sudan's government in July. A referendum on the disputed region of Abyei has been repeatedly delayed, and it is unclear whether South Sudan’s political leadership will be able to agree on the terms of the referendum with their Sudanese counterparts. Uncertainty over Abyei, border tensions over oil and the challenges of constructing new state institutions with limited funding continue to pose a threat to peace and security in South Sudan and in the wider region.

Toby Lanzer will discuss the political and humanitarian situation in South Sudan and give his perspective on future prospects for the country.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.