Civil society representatives from throughout
Southern Sudan and the transitional areas, including youth and womens'
groups, the churches, media, peace and community organisations, met in
Juba from 11th to 13th March to discuss community security and arms control
issues and to present their views to government and international agencies.
The meeting convened leaders of over 50 civil society organisations and
networks from nearly all ten States of Southern Sudan and the transitional
The meeting was opened by H.E. Dr Riak