D-Day +30: JMEC issues update on the status of implementation of the revitalized Agreement
The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) has on Friday 12 October 2018 issued a status update on the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS).
This report provides an update on the past 30 days in accordance with the implementation matrix, outstanding or missed tasks, or upcoming activities linked to implementation.
Read the status update here: https://www.jmecsouthsudan.org/index.php/reports/arcss-evaluation-report...
The full status update has also key observations and recommendations.
This thirty day period has been characterized by several confidence building measures initiated by the authorities, intended to build trust among the parties, the Commission notes.
Key among these, the Commission said, was the meeting in Khartoum on 22 September of the leadership of the Parties to the R-ARCSS and Stakeholders. Since then the President HE Salva Kiir Mayardit has invited key members in the opposition to Peace Celebrations in Juba, which is expected to take place soon.
“Of note is the announcement by the authorities that the Transitional National Legislative Assembly will move to ratify the R-ARCSS in the week ahead. In addition, firm dates have been set for the inaugural meetings of the National Pre Transitional Committee (NPTC), and the National Constitution Amendment Committee (NCAC), on 21-22 October in Khartoum, Republic of Sudan,” said JMEC in the status update.
In selecting their nominees, the Commission asked various Parties, to give due consideration to gender and age representation as per the revitalized Agreement.
The reconstitution and establishment of outstanding agreement institutions/mechanisms and in particular should be expedited, taking into account gender issues throughout, the Commission said.
JMEC has also welcomed pronouncements made of the release of Prisoners of War, (POWs) and detainees and urged the parties to match their action with words by speeding up the releases.
“There is need for the government to continue taking additional confidence building measures and the regional guarantors to ensure the prevalence of a conducive political and security environment in Juba for the return of the opposition parties,” the status reads in part.
“Members of the National Pre-transitional Committee (NPTC) are encouraged to move quickly to activate the required security mechanisms soon after their inaugural meeting.”