CEPO 3rd Updates on the IGAD’s High Level Revitalization Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Posted: May 19, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in CEPO, HLRF, Junub Sudan

CEPO Press Release: The Intra-South Sudanese Dialogue at the IGAD’s High Level Revitalization Forum of the Peace Process in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Yakani of CEPO

Saturday, May 19, 2018 (PW) — The intra-South Sudanese dialogue yesterday when on nicely. The intra-South Sudanese dialogue was administered in three committees approach. First committee on governance handling the outstanding five issues on governance; second committee on Security handling the security five outstanding issues and the third committee on Trusts and Confidence-building handling matters of mistrust and lack of confidence.

The three committees all made progress on their issues. Compromises were able to be realized on at 1 to 2 issues of out the outstanding issues per committee and change of attitudes among the parties is developing. The chance of the intra-South Sudanese dialogue breaking some of the deadlocks is high. Although still there was the hard position from the parties on some matters. At least demonstration of positive attitudes for peace was observed. Intra-South Sudanese dialogue is a good approach for complementing the HLRF.

CEPO Remarks:

Mr. Edmund Yakani, Executive Director of CEPO says that “at least senses of the parties are taking responsibility for delivering peace and changing attitudes was observed. This is not little progress but a good indicator that South Sudanese are now taking responsibility for delivering peace. We have been calling for an approach to trust and confidence building for the three years. At least now we have seen it being applied for managing the expectation of the parties and building positive attitudes for peacemaking. Today, the intra-South Sudanese dialogue will continue with the three committees.”

The Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) is a non-profit, civil society, South Sudanese organization, registered by the Ministry of Justice on 17th November 2010. The organization was initially formed in Khartoum in 1999 and consisted of mostly University students, but its scope broadened after it was established in Juba, Southern Sudan as a separate entity. Presently, CEPO is engaged in the areas of Peace and conflict mitigation, human rights, rule of law, livelihood, governance and democratic transformation. MR. EDMUND YAKANI BERIZILIOUS is the Executive Director of CEPO.

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