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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.

Opening remarks from the CTSAMVM Chairman at the 3rd CTSAMVM Board Meeting 0

Opening Remarks By Maj. Gen. Desta Abiche Ageno Chairperson of CTSAMVM At The 3rd CTSAMVM Board Meeting Juba, 22nd January, 2019   Excellencies, Ambassadors Distinguished CTSAMVM Board members Colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning and welcome to the 3rd CTSAMVM Board Meeting. I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year and express my hope that 2019 will be a year of great progress for the South Sudan peace process. I truly believe that by working together we can ensure effective implementation of the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements and contribute to a more secure and...

CTSAMVM to hold 3rd Board Meeting in Juba 0

The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism will hold its 3rd Board Meeting  on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at the Crown Hotel in Juba, South Sudan at 10:00 am. The CTSAMVM Board constitutes of members of the Parties as well as the international community and non-political stakeholders such as women’s groups, youth, civil society and academia. Issues to be discussed include the status of implementation of the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements and recent violations that have occurred....

Opening Remarks from the 7th CTSAMVM Technical Committee Meeting 0

Opening Statement     By   Maj. Gen. Desta Abiche Ageno Chairman of CTSAMVM     At The 7th CTSAMVM Technical Committee Meeting         Juba, January 16th 2018         Excellencies, CTC members, Representatives from the Board members, Representatives from the Donor and International Community, Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Good morning. I warmly welcome all of you to the 7th meeting of the CTSAMVM Technical Committee or CTC and also want to wish you a Happy New Year 2019. I sincerely thank the Donor countries for their support to CTSAMVM in 2018...

CTSAMVM to hold 7th Meeting of the Technical Committee 0

The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism will hold the 7th Meeting of the Technical Committee on Wednesday 16th January 2019 at the Crown Hotel in Juba, South Sudan at 9.45am. The Technical Committee is made up of senior Generals from the Parties and the CTSAMVM leadership. The committee meets every two weeks to discuss the implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement. This is the first time the meeting will be held in Juba....

CTSAMVM witnesses a trust and confidence building workshop in Wau 0

On 10th of January 2019, CTSAMVM Monitors in Wau State participated in a trust and confidence-building meeting held in Wau town, organized by the Wau State Authorities. Residents of Wau State jubilantly joined the Governor H.E. Angelo Taban Biajo, Deputy Governor H.E. Zaharia Joseph, SSPDF 5 Division Commander Maj. Gen. Keer Kiir Keer, all Senior Constitutional Officials and religious leaders in the state in welcoming SPLA-IO Commander Maj.Gen. Abdulla Ujang, other senior SPLA IO officers, chiefs and commissioners from Wadhalelo, Bazia, Gadi counties. In the presence of the Ceasefire Monitors, HOFO UNMISS Wau and the chiefs of UNMISS civilian...

CTSAMVM conducts a community engagement workshop in Leer 0

The CTSAMVM Monitors in Leer conducted a one-day workshop in Leer on 8th January 2019. In attendance were SPLA IO Battalion Commanders from Brigade 4, Religious Leaders, Youth, Women groups, Elders and members from the local community as well as Col James, the SPLA IO Spokesperson of Unity State Sector II. In his remarks during the workshop, Leer SPLA IO County Commissioner Col. Stephen Chap Kai welcomed CTSAMVM and called upon the participants to pay attention and learn more on Peace Agreement signed by the parties under the auspices of IGAD. He also requested the officials who attended the...

CTSAMVM thanks the EU and other donors for their continued support to the ceasefire monitoring mission 0

10 January, 2019, Juba, The CTSAMVM Chairman thanks the European Union and other donors for their continued support to the CTSAMVM mission. The CTSAMVM is an important mechanism for ensuring accountability for those who violate the ceasefire agreement and in restoring peace and stability in South Sudan. CTSAMVM is supported by the European Union, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Norway, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Japan and the Peoples Republic of China. CTSAMVM would also like to thank the other donor countries, particularly Qatar and Turkey who have recently expressed an interest...

CTSAMVM Technical Committee report to the 2nd CTSAMVM Board 0

Click the link below for the full CTSAMVM Technical Committee Report to the 2nd CTSAMVM Board 20181128 CTSAMVM report to Board...

New CTSAMVM Chairman, Maj. Gen. Desta Abiche Ageno, opens the 5th CTSAMVM Technical Committee 0

    Opening Remarks   By   Maj. Gen. Desta Abiche Ageno Chairperson of CTSAMVM   At   The 5th CTSAMVM Technical Committee     Khartoum, November 27th 2018 Dear Committee members, Colleagues, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Good morning and welcome to the 5th CTSAMVM Technical Committee (CTC) meeting.  I am Desta Abiche Ageno, new Chairman of CTSAMVM. Previously as Director General for International Relations in the Ethiopian Defense Ministry, I was personally involved in establishing CTSAMM and have been working with the South Sudan Ministry of Defence.  I give thanks to my predecessor Maj. Gen. Ibrahim...

Click here to read the CTSAMVM report to the R-JMEC Plenary 0

Click the link below to access the full CTSAMVM Report to the recent Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (R-JMEC) Plenary Meeting. CTSAMVM Report No 1 to RJMEC Plenary 19 Nov 18...

CTSAMVM Convenes 4th Technical Committee Meeting- click here for the opening remarks 0

See below the Opening Remarks from the CTSAMVM Chairman, Major General, Ibrahim Abdeljellil, at the 4th CTSAMVM Technical Committee meeting. 20181106 4th CTC Opening Remarks- final   Dear Committee members, Colleagues, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning and welcome back to Khartoum for the 4th CTSAMVM Technical Committee (CTC) meeting. I want to start by acknowledging the presence of the International Committee of the Red Cross in our meeting today. We appreciate your attendance to observe this meeting and the critical role you play in facilitating the release of political prisoners and Prisoners of War. Since the last meeting, the peace process has gained...

CTSAMVM Technical Committee members, the CTSAMVM Sector Coordinator and International Observers visited Yei Town and Panyume 0

Yei Town, 1 November, 2018, CTSAMVM Technical Committee members and International Observers visited Yei Town and Panyume to assess the implementation of the ceasefire in the area. The team was comprised of representatives from SSOA, SPLA/IO, SSPDF as well as the CTSAMVM Sector Coordinator and International Observers. The team met with local SSPDF and SPLA/iO Commanders in the area following reports of multiple ceasefire violations and heightened tension among the opposing forces. During a meeting with the local SPLA/iO Commander, the SSPDF Committee representative remarked that it is the first time a SSPDF member has entered into an Opposition...

IDPs in Malakal PoC benefit from CTSAMVM’s community engagement workshop 0

28 Internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltered at the POC site in Malakal took part in the workshop aimed at increasing public awareness on the ongoing peace process. The participants were drawn from community representatives, members of security committee, women, youth and POC sector leaders. Presentations and deliberations were made on the various peace agreements, the mandate and role of CTSAMVM, sexual and gender based violence, among others. The participants thanked CTSAMVM for organising the workshop and requested for more such discussions. They also expressed commitment to convey the knowledge obtained from the workshop to the entire communities they represent....

MVT Aweil sensitizes SSPDF Officers on peace deal, CTSAMVM Mandate 0

The aim of the workshop was to  sensitize the army officers in the area on CTSAMVM’s Mandate  and the provisions of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS). 50 senior and junior officers of the 9th Brigade of SSPDF’s 3rd Division particiapted in the workshop. Opening the workshop, the  9th Brigade Commander, Brig Gen Joseph Mangar Chol said that he was happy that CTSAMVM had found time to travel to Gok Machar to  deliver the contents of the peace agreement to his forces. He said that peace was the grease of the country...

MVT JUBA Engages Liria County Communities 0

The aim of the workshop was to promote the South Sudan Peace Agreements and CTSAMVM mandate. An overview of all agreements including the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoH), the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS), the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access (ACoH), and the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) was presented. Implementation and Enforcement Mechanisms of the peace deal and Sexual Gender Based Violence were also covered. Diverse groups of all the three payams of Liria County including county officials, political...

Listen to the CTSAMVM strategic communications officer discuss the recent CTC meeting. 0

Click on the link below to hear about the latest activities of CTSAMVM...

CTSAMVM Convenes 3rd Technical Committee Meeting with the Warring Parties 0

Khartoum, 24 October, 2018, The CTSAMVM convened its Technical Committee (CTC) meeting. The CTC is comprised of members of the Warring Parties and the Former Detainees as well as the CTSAMVM leadership. The Committee discussed the status of implementation of the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements as well as recent restrictions on CTSAMVMs freedom of movement and plans for CTC members to visit areas currently experiencing hostilities.   The CTC members thanked CTSAMVM for convening the meeting and providing a forum to the Parties to discuss issues arising in the implementation of the agreement. Participants were also briefed...

Opening Remarks at the 2nd CTSAMVM Technical Committee Meeting 0

CTSAMVM Chairman, Major General Ibrahim Abdeljellil at the second CTSAMVM Technical Committee Meeting “I am pleased to report that overall the ceasefire appears to be holding in many parts of the country, however we have serious concerns about certain areas.” Please click on the link below for the full statement 20181010 CTSAMVM Technical Committee 2...

Report of the first CTSAMVM Technical Committee (CTC) 0

The CTSAMM Technical Committee comprises of 6 representatives from all the warring parties and one representative from the former detainees as well as the leadership of CTSAMVM.   Please see below the first report from the CTSAMVM technical Committee (CTC) CTSAMVM Technical Committee      ...

CTSAMVM’s MVT Yei Takes Messages of Peace to Yei River State MPs 0

MVT Yei organized the half-day workshop in response to the request of the Speaker of the Yei River State Transitional Legislative Assembly to provide a brief to State Parliamentarians on the peace agreements, obligations of the Parties under the agreements and the mission, mandate and tasks of CTSAMVM. The legislators enthusiastically participated with questions, comments regarding the progress and obstacles of the peace process, the state of compliance of the warring parties to the agreement, and the monitoring and oversight efforts of CTSAMVM and JMEC. At the conclusion of the workshop, the   Speaker of the State Assembly thanked CTSAMVM...

MVT Torit conducts its first awareness raising workshop in Torit 0

The two-day workshop, held at Torit Vision Galaxy Hotel Conference Hall from 27-28 August 2018, was organized in collaboration with UNMISS and the State Government. The workshop participants comprised of Torit State officials led by the Deputy Governor of Torit State Margret Itto, Torit Central Commissioner, SPLA Division 7 Commander, women group, chiefs, members of the security forces, local government staff, Torit State radio members, NGOs, among others. The team briefed participants on CTSAMVM Mandate, the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access (ACOH), the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South...

CTSAMVM, UNMISS and Local Stakeholders join hands to raise awareness on peace deal 0

Workshops on the peace agreement were conducted from the end of August to 11 September 2018. Workshop participants included youth and women groups, senior state government officials, representatives of political parties, members of the security forces and civil society as well as religious and community leaders. The provisions of the various peace agreements signed by South Sudan Parties, the roles of CTSAMVM in monitoring, verification and reporting of compliance and/or non-compliance of the agreement, the obligations of the warring parties in the protection of civilians, provision of humanitarian access as well as protection against sexual gender based violence were...

CTSAMVM host Board Meeting in Khartoum, “We must work together to silence the guns in the country” 0

27, September, 2018, Khartoum, today the CTSAMVM hosted a Board Meeting in Khartoum. The meeting was the first of its kind since the signing of the Revitalised Peace Agreement and new board members, including the South Sudan Womens Coalitions and youth representatives were welcomed by the CTSAMVM Deputy Chairman, Major General, Tariq Abdelkarim. The new youth representative spoke about the importance of including youth in the peace process, he highlighted that fact that 72% of the population in South Sudan are under the age of 35 and therefore participation of the youth is crucial for the peace process. The...

CTSAMVM to host workshop for the Warring Parties in Khartoum, 24-25 September, 2018. 0

21 September, 2018, Khartoum, The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) will convene the Warring Parties for a Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements (PCTSA) workshop in accordance with Article 2.1.11 of Chapter II of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS). As per the agreement the workshop will define further modalities for operationalising the permanent ceasefire framework and Parties are expected to inform CTSAMVM about their plans for implementing the ceasefire as per the implementation matrix in the R-ARCSS. CTSAMVM will post further updates as the workshop...

Investigation into alleged breach of the peace agreement underway in the Yei area. 0

14 September, 2018, Juba, CTSAMM have received allegations regarding violations of the ceasefire agreement in the Yei area and an investigation into these reports is currently underway. CTSAMM would like to remind the Parties of their commitment to refrain from any form of hostilities as per the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 12th September, 2018....

PCTSA workshop for South Sudan Parties kicks off 0

All Parties that initialed the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) are attending the workshop that started on 3 September 2018 at the Conference Center of Higher Academy for Strategic and Security Studies in Khartoum. Opening the workshop, JMEC Deputy Chairperson, Ambassador Augostino Njoroge said the workshop is taking place at a very critical phase of the revitalization process immediately after the Parties and stakeholders initialed the R-ARCSS. “This is a milestone and I must congratulate all the South Sudanese parties and stakeholders. JMEC also sees this historic moment as a demonstration of...