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CTSAMM

CTSAMM is an institute of the Agreement on the Resolution of the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) signed by the Government and SPLM/A-IO in August 2015.

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Ceasefire and Transitional Security Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) When was CTSAMM established? The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) is a monitoring and verification mechanism that transitioned from IGAD Monitoring and Verification Mission (IGAD MVM) in 2015 following the signing of the agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict of South Sudan (ARCSS) in August 2015. CTSAMM’s role of monitoring and verifying the warring Parties compliance to the ceasefire agreement and determining whether any Party has violated the agreement is important in helping to restore peace and stability in the Republic of South Sudan. What is CTSAMM’s role?...

CTSAMM Honors Its Monitors with Medals, Certificates 0

After handing medals to the monitors, the guest of honor, Michael Morrow, Deputy Head of Mission at the US Embassy in South Sudan described the monitors as professionals, very brave, dedicated with the eyes and ears of the entire world on what is happening in South Sudan. “If it were not for the fine job that you do in dangerous conditions, the world would not know what is happening and that the world would not be working as hard as we are working now to try and help the peace process go forward,” he noted. CTSAMM Chairman, Maj. General...

Promoting the role of women in peace and security at the European Development Days 0

Themed “Women and girls at the forefront of sustainable development” the European Development Days – Europe’s leading forum in international development – took place on 5-6 June in Brussels. It was the perfect opportunity for the African Peace Facility to introduce a topic of growing relevance for the design and implementation of peace operations in Africa: gender mainstreaming in peace processes. The debate organised by the APF was dedicated to ‘The role of African women in the prevention, management and resolution of African conflicts’ to discuss ideas on how to further promote women’s inclusion in peace-building across Africa. The...

Update on the recent activities of CTSAMM 0

Please click on the link below to hear the latest radio interview with CTSAMM. The interview focuses on recent activities and the role CTSAMM has to play in the peace process....

CTSAMM Hosts 3rd Donors Conference in Juba 0

The CTSAMM Chairman, Major General Ibrahim Abdeljellil, hosted the third CTSAMM Donors Conference in Juba yesterday. The conference was intended to update donors on the recent activities of the mission and also to plan for future requirements. The CTSAMM is generously supported by China, UK, US, Norway, EU, Germany, Japan and Denmark. The Donors expressed their appreciation to CTSAMM for the work they do in monitoring the ceasefire and emphasised the important role CTSAMM has to play in the peace process. The Donor representatives assured CTSAMM of their continued support to the mission....

UNMISS SRSG meets with CTSAMM Chairman in Juba 0

June 8, Juba, the CTSAMM Chairman, Major General Ibrahim Abdeljelill and his Deputy, Major General Tariq Abdelkarim, met with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG), David Shearer and his Deputy Moustapha Soumarè. The meeting focused on the recent United Nations Secutiry Council Resolution 2418 which requested “the Secretary General, in coordination with CTSAMM, to report by 30th June on weather any fighting has taken place since the adoption of the resolution involving the Parties to the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement in South Sudan”. The meeting also addressed the continued cooperation...

CTSAMM to host workshop for the Warring Parties and Board Meeting in Addis Ababa in May and June, 2018. 0

In late May and early June, 2018, CTSAMM intends to hold a workshop for the warring Parties and a CTSAMM Board meeting with all relevant stakeholders including Youth and Civil Society Representatives as well as the international community. Following the conclusion of the second phase of the HLRF in Addis Ababa in May, CTSAMM will convene a workshop to orient the warring Parties on the work of CTSAMM and also to build confidence amongst the parties as well as discuss further modalities concerning the Permanent Ceasefire Framework . Immediately following the workshop CTSAMM also intends to hold a Board...

CTSAMM conducts workshop in Bor on how to report Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) 0

The two day training drew 30 participants from NGOs, SPLA, Civil Society Organizations, Health Facilities, Police, Prisons and Youth representatives. The training was a multi-purpose capacity building initiative aimed at:- Introducing and creating awareness on the Peace Agreement and the implementation process to the Civil Society, and governmental organizations – highlighting their role in the Peace process as per the Peace agreement. Educating Civil Society and governmental organizations on the role of CTSAMM including the reporting Focus areas – included SGBV affiliated to Armed forces and the reporting process; Legal and Medical aspects of Rape; Humanitarian access; Humanitarian International...

CTSAMM explains the recently signed Ceasefire Agreement to 150 secondary school teachers. 0

CTSAMM participated in a workshop themed “Enhancing Teachers’ Understanding and Role in Dissemination, Implementation and Monitoring of the Peace Agreement Process”, organised by the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) and the national NGO, Crown the Women with support from Norwegian Peoples Aid.  CTSAMM gave a presentation on the recently signed Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities (ACOH). The presentation focused on the major provisions of the ACOH and the CTSAMM mandate to monitor the agreement. The participants thanked the CTSAMM for their presentation and also expressed their frustration that hostilities are continuing despite the many agreements that have...

CTSAMM Chairman met a representative from the Danish Embassy in Juba 0

19 April, 2018, Juba, The CTSAMM Chairman, Major General Ibrahim Abdeljellil, met with Steen Skovgaard Larsen who is the Head of Office for the Danish Embassy in Juba. The meeting focused on the support the Danish Government is providing to CTSAMM. The CTSAMM Chairman thanked Mr. Skovgaard Larsen for the continued donations CTSAMM receives from the Danish Government. The CTSAMM is generously supported through financial and in-kind contributions from the US, UK, EU, China, Denmark, Japan, Norway and Germany....

Japanese Ambassador, His Excellency, Seiji Okada, presents medals to outgoing ceasefire monitors 0

April 16, 2018, Juba, The CTSAMM held a medal ceremony for outgoing ceasefire monitors to recognise their contribution to the mission. The monitors will be leaving the CTSAMM as they have completed their one year rotation with the mission. Presiding over the ceremony was the CTSAMM Chief of Staff, Theasa Burns. The Chief of Staff remarked on the dedication the monitors had shown in the course of discharging their mandate and recognised the determination they displayed in the face of many challenges. She then invited the Japanese Ambassador, His Excellency, Seiji Okada, to present the monitors with their medals....

CTSAMM and JMEC breifed the visiting AU delegation 0

16 April, Juba, CTSAMM senior leadership and the JMEC secretariat briefed the visiting African Union delegation on recent activities in relation to their monitoring activities. CTSAMM gave a brief update on the verification of forces throughout the country and also gave a brief overview on five violation reports which have been recently submitted to JMEC and IGAD. The visiting delegation thanked CTSAMM for their presentation and also commended the work CTSAMM does in ensuring the security situation is accurately monitored....

Delegation from Sweden visit CTSAMM to discuss reporting on Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and the inclusion of women in the peace process 0

10 April, 2018, A delegation from the Swedish foreign ministry visited CTSAMM offices to discuss reporting of SGBV and the role of women in the South Sudan peace process. The delegation was met by the CTSAMM Chief of Staff and the CTSAMM Gender Advisor. CTSAMM gave a briefing to the delegation on how cases of SGBV are handled and how the organisation hopes to expand reporting on these issue in the future. The delegation thanked CTSAMM for the updates and commended the work CTSAMM does in bringing the issue of SGBV to the fore of the peace process. Among...

CTSAMM reminds all Parties of their obligations under the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities (ACOH) to freeze their forces and seek authorisation from CTSAMM before any military movement. 0

The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) reminds all Parties of their obligations under the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities (ACOH) to freeze their forces and seek authorisation from CTSAMM before any military movement.   Juba, 12 April, 2018, Since the signing of the ACOH in December2017, CTSAMM has recorded multiple incidents of unauthorized military movements. Any unauthorized military movement is not only against the spirit and word of the ACOH, but it is also a provocative action which may lead to further violence.   According to the ACOH Parties are obliged to freeze their forces...

CTSAMM holds workshop for Monitoring and Verification Team Leaders in Juba 0

The CTSAMM team leader’s workshop took place from 4-7 April in Juba. The focus of the workshop was to share information on the Monitoring and Verification Teams (MVTs) activities in relation to the verification of the forces throughout the country. CTSAMM Operations section presented a briefing on verification, lessons learned and best practices. Additional briefings included; aircraft procedures, tetra training, food security, MVT challenges and reporting. On the final day of the workshop team leaders were broken into groups and presented briefings on their areas as a practical exercise....

CTSAMM hosts Donor Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 0

  5th April, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, CTSAMM held its second Donor Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The one day event was intended to update donors on the activities of CTSAMM and also to plan for the future requirements of the mission. CTSAMM is generously supported through financial and in-kind contributions from China, Norway, US, UK, Japan, EU, Denmark and Germany. The IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan, Ismail Wais, as well as the UK Special Envoy for South Sudan, Chris Trott were also in attendance. The CTSAMM Chairman, Major General Ibrahim Abduljelill, opened the conference by thanking the donors...

CTSAMM is deeply concerned regarding ongoing reports and allegations of hostilities in southern Central Equatoria and areas of Upper Nile. 0

Juba, 29 March, 2018, The CTSAMM is deeply concerned regarding ongoing reports and allegations of hostilities in the southern area of Central Equatoria and areas of Upper Nile.   The CTSAMM would like to remind the Parties of their obligations to cease all hostilities and adhere to the provisions of the Agreement of the Cessation of Hostilities (ACOH), including freezing of forces and military movements without prior authority of CTSAMM. All parties committed to implement the agreement “in full and in good faith”. The 61st Extra-Ordinary Session of IGAD Council of Ministers underscored its resolve to bring any violators...

CTSAMM Chairman visits Bentiu 0

The CTSAMM Chairman, Major General Ibrahim Abdeljellil, travelled to Bentiu today to meet the CTSAMM Monitoring and Verification team (MVT) working in the area. The Chairman undertook the visit to personally follow up on the work of the monitoring team and to understand the challenges they face in discharging their mandate. The Chairman also met with the UNMISS Head of Field Office in Bentiu to express his gratitude for the continued support of the UN to CTSAMM....

His Excellency He Xiangdong, Ambassador from the Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China in South Sudan presents medals to CTSAMM monitors 0

March 19, 2018, Juba, The CTSAMM held a medal ceremony for ceasefire monitors to recognise their contribution to the mission. Some of the monitors who received medals will be leaving the CTSAMM as they have completed their one year rotation with the mission. The outgoing group include monitors and observers from Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Egypt and China. The Guest of Honour, His Excellency He Xiangdong, Ambassador from the Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China in South Sudan was greeted on arrival by the CTSAMM Chairman Major General Ibrahim Abduljelill. Before asking the Ambassador to present medals to...

The European Union supports CTSAMM to conduct training for Civil Society on reporting of cases of Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV). 0

15-16 March, 2018, Juba, the CTSAMM held a two-day training for Civil Society in Juba on reporting of Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV). The recently signed Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities (ACOH) gives specific mention to the prohibition of SGBV and therefore the training will enable CTSAMM and civil society work more collaboratively in the reporting of such incidents.     The training included a general introduction to CTSAMM and the ACOH, a brief on CTSAMMs role in reporting humanitarian access violations, SGBV definitions and SGBV incidents that CTSAMM considers violations of the ACOH. The training also included...

The CTSAMM Monitoring and Verification Team (MVT) in Aweil engages in dissemination of the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities (ACOH) with local stakeholders 0

The CTSAMM MVT in Aweil have engaged the Ayuang Payam Community and the Womens Organisation Network in Aweil Town to sensitize them and obtain their feedback on the ACOH signed in Addis Ababa on 21st December, 2017. The MVT also conducted a patrol to Marial Baai (Lol State) and Malek Alel (Aweil South) to conduct further sensitization activities on the ACOH.   Through dissemination of the ACOH the CTSAMM hopes to give a better understanding of the provisions of the agreement to local communities and authorities. Knowledge of the agreement is essential to successful implementation at the grassroots level....

CTSAMM extends its sincere condolences to the family of CTSAMM Board Member, General Andrew Makur Thou. 0

Juba, 13 March, 2018, the CTSAMM Chairperson, Major General Ibrahim Abduljellil and the CTSAMM Deputy Chairperson Major General Tariq Abdelkarim as well as all CTSAMM staff would like to express their sincere condolences to the family of CTSAMM Board Member, General Andrew Makur Thou. General Andrew Makur Thou has served as a CTSAMM Board Member under the title of Eminent Personality, following the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2015.   CTSAMM would like to recognize the massive contribution General Andrew Makur Thou has made to the peace efforts in South Sudan. As a CTSAMM Board Member he was...

Japan Contributes to CTSAMM 0

Juba, 9 March 2018, the CTSAMM Chairperson, Major General Ibrahim Abduljellil, paid a courtesy call to the Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan, Mr. Seiji Okada, to receive funds of $500,000 USD provided to the mission with the aim supporting the peace process in South Sudan. The funds will enable the CTSAMM to carry out its mandate of monitoring the ceasefire in South Sudan. The project funding will enhance the efforts to conduct outreach with civil society and other stakeholders with specific focus on addressing gender issues. Funds will also be used to acquire vehicles and communication tools as...

CTSAMM Chairman Visits Monitoring and Verification Teams around the country 0

The CTSAMM Chairman, Maj Gen Ibrahim Abdeljeili led a 5-day mission to oversee the work of the CTSAMM monitoring and verification teams in numerous field locations around the country including Bor, Yambio, Torit and Malakal. The Chairman undertook this mission in order to meet with teams to further enhance understanding of the challenges they face in discharging their duties and also to follow up personally on the verification exercise on the disposition of forces of the various armed groups who are party to the ceasefire agreement. The CTSAMM Chairman also had the opportunity to meet with the UNMISS Head...

CTSAMM DISPATCHES IMMEDIATE VERIFICATION TEAM TO NASSIR AS GOVERNMENT AND OPPOSITION MAKE CLAIMS OF CEASEFIRE VIOLATIONS 0

The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) is to send a monitoring and verification team to Nassir in the next 24hrs to conduct an initial investigation into violence that has taken place over the weekend. The investigation follows claims and counter-claims made by the SPLM-IO and the TGoNU at the High Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF) in Addis Ababa on Monday morning, 12th February 2018. SPLM-IO first announced that at 0500hrs on 12 Feb, government troops allegedly attacked SPLM-IO positions in the Nassir area. Government representatives at the HLRF denied the attack and made counter claims that in...

CTSAMM highlights need to address conflict-linked SGBV and child recruitment 0

  PRESS RELEASE 8 February 2018 Forum organized by CTSAMM highlights need to address conflict-linked SGBV and child recruitment A Gender Forum organized yesterday by CTSAMM highlights key provisions of the recently signed agreement related to addressing conflict–linked Sexual and Gender Based Violence and the recruitment and use of child soldiers in South Sudan. The half-day forum held at Crown Hotel in Juba under the theme “The Impact of the War on Civilians from a Gender Perspective” drew participants from UN Agencies, international organizations, diplomatic missions, civil society groups and the media. It was pointed out on the occasion that the Warring Parties have the obligation to comply with the implementation of...

CTSAMM highlights need to address conflict-linked SGBV and child recruitment 0

Forum organized by CTSAMM highlights need to address conflict-linked SGBV and child recruitment PRESS RELEASE 8 February 2018 A Gender Forum organized yesterday by CTSAMM highlights key provisions of the recently signed agreement related to addressing conflict–linked Sexual and Gender Based Violence and the recruitment and use of child soldiers in South Sudan. The half-day forum held at Crown Hotel in Juba under the theme “The Impact of the War on Civilians from a Gender Perspective” drew participants from UN Agencies, international organizations, diplomatic missions, civil society groups and the media. It was pointed out on the occasion that the Warring Parties have the obligation to comply with the implementation of the...

CTSAMM Completes Workshop on the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities (ACOH) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 0

On 25 January the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) closed a workshop comprising of all the warring parties to orient them on the work of CTSAMM, and to engage the parties regarding their obligations to declare their forces to enable effective monitoring of the recently signed Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities (ACOH) signed in Addis Ababa in December 2017. All Parties participated in a very cooperative manner and expressed appreciation to CTSAMM for convening the forum and for enlightening them on the way in which CTSAMM operates.       In his closing remarks the CTSAMM...

CTSAMM Convenes the Warring Parties for a 3 day Workshop on the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 0

On 24 January the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) convened a workshop comprising all the warring parties to orient them on the work of CTSAMM and to engage the parties regarding their obligations to declare their forces to enable effective monitoring of the recently signed Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities (ACOH) signed in Addis Ababa in December, 2017.   In his opening remarks the CTSAMM Chairman, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Abduljelill said “the peace process is at a pivotal point and in order to restore peace and stability in South Sudan, we must all enter into...