Wednesday, 06.03.2019

How to Make Peace Work in South Sudan?

What is needed for an inclusive and sustainable ending of the conflict in South Sudan?

“Perspectives from Africa: How to Make Peace Work in South Sudan?”
Wednesday, March 6 2019 | Delegates Dining Room 1-3, UN Headquarters

An informal Reflection Group, established by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’s South Sudan Office, developed criteria for more effective conflict resolution in South Sudan, as well as actionable recommendations for policy actors on all levels. The Reflection Group’s findings were recently published in the “FES Perspective” policy brief entitled “How to Make Peace Work in South Sudan: Criteria for More Effective Collective Conflict Management in South Sudan”.

Members of the Reflection Group presented their suggested action points for the international community’s engagement with peace processes at local, national, and regional level. This debate was part of the FES New York “Perspectives from Africa” series of discussion events. With these, FES wants to bring timely information from the work of its African offices and partner organizations to members of the UN Security Council and the UN at large.

Welcome address:

  • H.E. Ambassador Dr. Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN


  • Luise Rürup, Executive Director, FES New York


  • Henrik Maihack, Country Director, FES Kenya
  • Edmund Yakani, Executive Director, Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), South Sudan
  • Dr. Kizito Sabala, Lecturer, University of Nairobi; Fmr. Head of Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Liaison Offices in Kenya and South Sudan
  • Dr. Anna Reuss, Research Analyst, Kampala, Uganda

Q&A chaired by:

  • H.E. Joanna Wronecka, Permanent Representative of Poland to the UN

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