Statement attributed to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Volker Perthes, on the implementation of the Juba Peace Agreement
Two years after the signing of the Juba Peace Agreement, I recognize the efforts made in implementing some of the provisions on the Darfur Track, particularly the establishment of the Permanent Ceasefire Committee which UNITAMS is proud to chair. I also welcome the training of the first batch of 1700 troops from the armed movements that signed the Juba Peace Agreement to be integrated into the Joint Security Keeping Forces.
However, this two-year anniversary is another stark reminder that much remains to be done. There is an urgent need for the full implementation of the Juba Peace Agreement’s provisions including security arrangements and the swift deployment of the Joint Security Keeping Forces to ensure the protection of civilians, the establishment of relevant commissions such as the Commission for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, the Transitional Justice Commission, the Land and Hawakeer Commission, as well as other provisions on wealth and power sharing, nomads and reparations.
This is an agreement crafted by the Sudanese between Sudanese parties. Only they can implement it and bring peace to the nation. I urge the signatories to renew their efforts to this end.
I also call on the Sudan Liberation Army-Abdul Wahid al-Nur and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N)- Abdelaziz al-Hilu faction to join peace processes towards achieving comprehensive and lasting peace everywhere in Sudan.