Agreement Of Cessation Of Hostilities

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Anne GUEGUEN (France) said that after four months of conflict, the Revitalization Forum was an opportunity for the South Sudanese parties to rise above their differences and embark on the path of peace. The agreement was signed in December, but unfortunately it was undermined by ceasefire violations. The revitalization forum was at a crucial time at the moment. It was essential for all parties to respect the agreement they signed. The parties must take advantage of the next meeting of the Forum to reach a consensus, particularly on power-sharing and the fight against impunity. France has relied on the unity of the IGAD countries to stop the pressure on the parties. She also expressed concern about the difficulties faced by humanitarian workers, including the fees imposed on them, as well as attacks and harassment. The Joint Committee establishes common groups whose number is determined by mutual agreement between the parties. The common groups are made up of an equal number of officials from both parties. Their location on the demarcation line between the grouping areas is determined by the parties, taking into account the powers of the Joint Commission. Mr.

SHEN BO (China) stressed that the high-level revitalization forum was held successfully in December, which led to the signing of the cessation of hostilities. China was ready to continue to support IGAD, the African Union and other regional and sub-regional organizations, although the current political and security situation in South Sudan remained fragile and facing many challenges. It is essential to continue to support the political process in South Sudan, he said, noting with concern the numerous incidents of fighting and clashes that have taken place since the signing of the agreement. The international community must continue to support IGAD and the African Union in their mediation efforts and the Council must send a single message, he stressed, adding the need to increase humanitarian aid to the country. He hoped that the Secretariat would conduct a comprehensive strategic review of UNAMAS and make practical recommendations on the future and scope of the mission. OLOF SKOOG (Sweden) expressed its delegation`s deep concern about the humanitarian and security situation in South Sudan. “It is time for the violence to stop once and for all,” he said, condemning all violations of the peace agreement and calling on all parties to respect their commitments in good faith without delay and unconditional. For its part, the Council must join the high-level revitalization forum process, whose legitimacy would depend on transparency and inclusion, including the participation of women and civil society. Violations of human rights and international humanitarian law must stop, he said, welcoming the steps taken so far to establish the Hybrid Tribunal for South Sudan. As the high-level renewal process has opened an area of peace, reconciliation and recovery, all parties must seize the opportunity to put South Sudan on the path to lasting peace and end the suffering of its people, he said.

If the Joint Commission fails to reach agreement on the interpretation of a provision or on the assessment of an incident, the International Commission is informed of the issue at issue. Its recommendations are communicated directly to the parties and communicated to the Joint Commission. APLM/A-IO (SPLM/A-IO) continues to violate international humanitarian law, violate and violate human rights, killing civilians and forcibly fleeing them following clashes between the parties.



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