South Sudan within a new Sudan

South Sudan within a new Sudan

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) in Cape Town, South Africa, hosted a two-day policy advisory group seminar on 20 and 21 April 2006 in Franschhoek, South Africa, on the theme, South Sudan Within a New Sudan.

The objective of this meeting was to assess the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) on 9 January 2005. This agreement was signed by the Government of Sudan (GOS) and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLM/A). The seminar sought to devise policy recommendations on how South Sudan can use the opportunity of the signing of the CPA to promote peace, security and development.

The meeting also assessed efforts to establish a new political and economic dispensation, and examined prospects for consolidating democratic governance through sustainable development in Sudan. Among the 25 participants at the seminar were academics and several senior officials from the recently-established Government of National Unity (GNU) of Sudan; the Government of South Sudan (GoSS); members of the South Sudan Legislative Assembly; representatives of the Government of South Africa; key members of the diplomatic community; as well as representatives of civil society organisations.

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