As the world marks this year’s World Humanitarian Day, the Joint Monitoring & Evaluation Commission (JMEC) has called calls on all Parties to the conflict of South Sudan to protect humanitarian aid workers and asked parties to “ensure aid workers who diligently serve the society’s most vulnerable, are safe and protected.”
The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) has lauded the latest signing of the outstanding issues on Governance between Parties, terming it as a ray of hope for the people of South Sudan.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the Commission said,
“This most-recent signing strengthens efforts to revitalize the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS), and is expected to lead to the achievement of an inclusive, comprehensive peace, restore security, stability and promote national reconciliation in the Republic of South Sudan.”
The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) has expressed outrage and condemns the attack on humanitarian workers and the destruction of facilities and equipment at the Maban camp, in Northern Upper Nile.
In a Press statement issued on Wednesday JMEC said:
“Attacks on aid workers who diligently offer their services to alleviate the suffering of people of South Sudan, are deeply regrettable and indeed a violation of the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access signed in December 2017.”
The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) wants a “high level consultative mechanism” formed to periodically review the implementation of the Peace Agreement and take “timely and decisive” actions against spoilers and violators.
The Commission recommends the mechanism would comprise regional guarantors, the African Union (AU) ad hoc committee on South Sudan and the United Nations (UN).
The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation has on Thursday called on the South Sudanese warring parties to embrace the spirit of compromise at the revitalization forum and end the “senseless killings” in the country.
“The achievement of peace in South Sudan is a collective process. You must all make the decision that the conflict, and especially the senseless killings need to stop and say enough is enough,” JMEC Deputy Chairperson Ambassador Lt. Gen. Augostino Njoroge said.
The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) is committed to supporting the prominent role women play in peace building and conflict resolution in South Sudan, Chief of Staff, Ambassador Berhanu Kebede has said.
Speaking during a workshop organized by the Women Bloc of South Sudan and supported by JMEC and UN Women in Juba on Wednesday, Ambassador Kebede said,
Three-day Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (ACoH) orientation workshop targeting women and people living with disabilities (PLWDs) in South Sudan came to a close on Wednesday.
The forum aimed at sensitizing the two groups on the ACoH signed between Parties in the country last December brought together at least a hundred participants.
Speaking during the closing ceremony, South Sudan Minister for Gender and Social Welfare Hon. Aout Deng Acuil said:
In a bid to enhance understanding of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement signed between Parties, women in South Sudan will from Monday (March 5) gather for a two-day workshop in Juba.
The forum is being organized by the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), community outreach unit of the UN Mission’s Public Information Office, Wipe My Tears Foundation and Ceasefire Monitor, CTSAMM.
The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) undertook a mid-term review of the status of implementation of the Agreement for the Resolution on the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) since the establishment of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU).
The tasks of the Governance Working Committee is derived from Art. 2.5 of Chapter VII of the ARCSS, where JMEC's mandate to form Committees to facilitate its activities, as deemed necessary, as stipulated.