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South Sudan’s Stalled Path to Peace
June 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
In early May, South Sudan’s ruling and opposition parties agreed to extend the pre-transitional period of the South Sudan peace agreement leading to the formation of a unified Government for an additional six months. The extension of this period presents an opportunity to reflect on the progress and challenges to establishing a just peace in the country. South Sudanese citizens are desperate for peace, but many are asking what channels exist to support a meaningful reduction of violence. Between January and March alone, 25,000 people fled the country, adding to the already two million South Sudanese refugees worldwide. Without full implementation of the peace process, national- and local-level conflicts will continue to threaten hard-won development gains and require greater investments in lifesaving humanitarian aid.
“South Sudan’s Stalled Path to Peace” will be a look at South Sudan’s peace agreement and the measures required to build peace in the young nation. In this live-streamed discussion, experts from USIP, Democracy International, and Enough Project’s Brian Adeba, Deputy Director of Policy, and Mark Ferullo, Senior Advisor, will offer concrete, evidence-based recommendations for how to mitigate conflict, promote peace and advance accountability.