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- South Sudan: UK aid agencies warn that peace will only hold if the voices of all South Sudanese are heard
- 'Anything that was breathing was killed': War crimes in Leer and Mayendit
- A historic peace in Pibor, South Sudan, inspired youth to reconcile their differences
- Secretary-General calls revitalized agreement to resolve conflict in South Sudan ‘a positive and significant development’
- Breakthrough as humanitarian convoy reaches insecure areas in Wau, South Sudan
This study, conducted as part of the What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in Conflict and Humanitarian Crises programme funded by the UK government, explores how programmes and policies to prevent and respond to VAWG have been integrated and addressed within post-conflict state-building policy and programming; and how, in conflict-affected countries, VAWG is related to efforts to achieve peace and stability.
Pibor was long known as the Wild West of South Sudan because of cattle rustling and age-set fighting. The effects of peace processes supported by FCA have enabled the town’s market to flourish and opened the people’s eyes to livelihood opportunities.
The rays of the evening sun caress the town of Pibor and inhabitants are washing themselves by the river at the end of a hot day. FCA’s finance administrator Moses Ludoru greets passers-by on his evening walk. His easy laughter is contagious.
by Busani Bafana
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sep 21 2018 (IPS) - Nyalen Kuong and her daughters fled to safety after an attack on their village in South Sudan in which Kuong’s husband and two sons where killed and the family’s cattle lost. Kuong, her daughters and other families from their village fled to islands surrounded by swamp land. There, she had little to eat. And soon began suffering from diarrhoea, brought on by acute malnutrition.
Today, on the International Day of Peace, we share the stories of three inspiring peace activists and Cordaid colleagues: Flora, Nasima and Chol. They rise above difference and promote dialogue in Central Africa, Afghanistan and South Sudan.
Nasima Omari (31) defends the rights of Afghan women in New York, in Europe and in Kabul. But the real center of her struggle are the Afghan villages. “In rural parts, women can do almost nothing. A male dominated culture keeps them voiceless. It robs them of everything: their dignity, their income, their safety”, she says.
UK aid agency CAFOD has joined other British NGOs working with vulnerable communities affected by the conflict in South Sudan, in welcoming the signing of the latest peace agreement, but warns that any sustainable peace in the country needs to include the critical role of civil society.
In their joint statement released to mark International Day of Peace, it says:
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Speakers in the Security Council today said a relatively stable security situation in Abyei makes it time to consider adjustments to the United Nations peacekeeping force there. Many stressed, however, that changes to its composition and mission must be preceded by thorough consultations with Khartoum and Juba.
Sitting in the shade of the leafy trees on the University of Juba campus is a group of students sheltering from the midday heat and discussing their classes for the day ahead
Francis John is studying finance and accountancy. He knows about the newly signed peace agreement but it is not occupying his thoughts too much. He’s seen it all before.
By John Prendergast and Brian Adeba
On International Day of Peace 21st September, we, the undersigned international NGOs, would like to draw attention to the urgent need for peace in South Sudan.
Near Verbatim Transcript of Press Briefing by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan Mr. David Shearer Juba Conference Room UNMISS Tomping Site, Juba - 19 September 2018
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan is supporting the convening of a tripartite dialogue that seeks to calm tensions and build durable peace in the Lakes region of South Sudan, scheduled to take place from the 24th to the 26th of September 2018.
This follows an appeal by local authorities, acting on a presidential order, to resolve conflict among feuding communities in the area.
South Sudan between war and peace
On 12 September the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, and the main opposition leader, Riek Machar, signed a revised version of the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS). The new agreement brings an end to various negotiations that have taken place intermittently since the international High-Level Revitalization Forum was launched during December 2017.
Despite the latest agreements, foreign interests and a continued elite wealth race are still a threat.
By Duncan E Omondi Gumba and Akol Miyen Kuol
South Sudan’s government, opposition and rebel groups have signed an agreement that lays the foundation for a transition government. But many doubt that the current peace will hold.
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Permanent Representative Says Government Will Honour Accord in Good Faith
Cautiously welcoming a week-old peace deal ending the fighting in South Sudan, Security Council members raised a range of concerns about subsequent clashes and the protracted humanitarian crisis, as high-level officials updated on recent developments today.
17 September 2018
The Human Rights Council this afternoon held an interactive dialogue with the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan.
Yasmin Sooka, Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, said that the Commission during its mission to South Sudan had heard testimonies of wanton killings and numerous accounts of brutal sexual violence. Arbitrary detentions and torture had also increased in the country. Despite the stated commitment of the authorities to address sexual violence, little had been done.
GENEVA (17 September 2018) -- The Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan called on the Government of the world's youngest state to use the opportunity created by the renewal of the peace agreement to ensure justice and accountability for the victims of the many crimes committed against its population.
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Boda boda motorcyclists from across Yei town are voicing and quite possibly honking their support and optimism for a future blessed by durable peace, following the recent signing of the revitalized peace agreement.
“Many people have been displaced both within and outside the country, facing untold suffering from lack of basic services such as medicines, food, water, education and shelter. I hope this peace will now help restore sanity to us,” says 18-year-old boda boda driver Allan Alafi.
Human Rights Council
10–28 September 2018
Agenda item 10
Technical assistance and capacity-building
Note by the Secretariat
The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 36/26.
The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that: »
Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I). »
The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II). »
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters, and Defence Minister Ron Mark have announced an extension of the New Zealand Defence Force military training deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a renewal of three peacekeeping missions in the Middle East and Africa.
“The decision to deploy defence force personnel overseas is one of the hardest for any government to take, especially when these deployments are to challenging and dangerous environments,” Jacinda Ardern said.