JMEC issues an Interim Implementation Status Update of the Revitalized Peace Agreement 

Posted: September 28, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

Friday September 28, 2018, Juba, South Sudan

JMEC issues an Interim Implementation Status Update of the Revitalized Peace Agreement 

The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) has on Friday issued a status update (Read the full update HERE) on the implementation of the recently signed Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) for D-Day + 15, noting that some deadlines have been met while others have been missed.

The Commission, mandated to oversee the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement, has also highlighted pending tasks and upcoming timelines for the next 15 days (D-Day +30) as envisaged by the Agreement signed on 12 September 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Activities implemented include nominations and appointment of the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC), which was constituted by the President of the Republic of South Sudan on Tuesday, September 26, the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements (PCTSA) workshop, and several declarations of commitment to the R-ARCSS by the Parties.

The Commission notes that the ongoing Pre-Transitional activities include ratification of the Agreement by the leadership of the various Parties, the dissemination of the signed R-ARCSS by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), preparation for the urgent actions required from the Mediation to kick-start the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement and reconstitution of the various Boards and Commissions of the Agreement.

The Commission observes further that progress has been made in the area of confidence building, through declarations by the Parties, celebration to mark the signing of the R-ARCSS,  dialogue between the Party leaders and invitations extended to all opposition leaders to visit Juba.

However, the Commission also notes that while the deadlines for the appointment of the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC) and the convening of the PCTSA workshop, and reconstitution of the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) Board have been adhered to, others have been missed.

Deadlines missed include the ratification of R-ARCSS by the Transitional National Legislature (TNL), the reconstitution of the National Constitution Amendment Committee (NCAC), reconstitution of JMEC, the formation of the Joint Defense Board, and the release of all prisoners of war and political detainees.

As the Parties and Stakeholders continue to nominate their representation to the various Agreement institutions and mechanisms, the Commission urges the Parties to give due consideration to gender and age representation in selecting their nominees, and to expedite the process of reconstituting and establishing them.

“The Parties should adhere to the provisions of the permanent ceasefire, and hold violators accountable. The R-ARCSS should also be widely disseminated by the Parties and all stakeholders, and the R-ARCSS should be ratified by the TNL,” the Commission added.


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The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) was established by terms decreed under Chapter Seven of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS), signed on 17th August 2015 in Addis Ababa.

Under the terms of the Agreement, JMEC shall be responsible for monitoring, overseeing and supporting the implementation of the Agreement and the mandate and tasks of the TGoNU (Transitional Government of National Unity), including adherence of the Parties to agreed timelines and schedules; and in the event of non-compliance, shall recommend appropriate corrective action to the TGoNU.

JMEC is responsible for overseeing the work of CTSAMM (Ceasefire and Transitional Security Monitoring Mechanism), EFMA (Economic and Financial Management Authority), and other transitional institutions created by the Agreement

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