Multi-stakeholder Symposium marks beginning of inclusive South Sudan Peace talks
A multi-stakeholder symposium to initiate an inclusive phase of the South Sudan peace process that was held on 6-7 June 2014 at the UNECA premises in Addis Ababa was concluded successfully. More than 250 South Sudanese representing the government, the opposition, political parties, faith-based groups and civil society organizations participated in the event.
During the symposium, renowned international experts offered overview presentations in key thematic areas, including: transitional governance arrangements and interim institutions; justice, reconciliation and healing; security arrangements; and constitutional development and reform. Later, participants informally explored and discussed the issues with the subject matter experts, in order to further advance their understanding and concept of the issues.