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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.

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

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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...

De-Confliction of Forces – Lessons from Previous Missions, By Brig. General Jan Erik Wilhemsen 0

CTSAMM Workshop presentation by Brig. General Jan Erik Wilhemsen Presented to CTSAMM’s Workshop on the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements (PCTSA) held in Kharoum, Sudan (3-5 September 2018)...

CTSAMM ToT participants vow to share knowledge with fellow monitors 0

Two international observers each from the 12 MVTs took part in the two-day ToT workshop organized by CTSAMM HQ at Canada Star Hotel in Juba from 9-10 August 2018. Some participants of the workshop said they have benefited from the simplified methods of presentation and that they will share them with other international observers back in their MVTs as well as communities at the grassroots levels. The workshop aimed at consolidating the monitors’ understanding on CTSAMM’s mandate, Monitoring, Verification and reporting methods, enlightening MVT’s on Sector concept, CTSAMM’s messaging guidelines and understanding the Partys’ roles in protecting civilians, as...

CTSAMM and UN Women Sign MoU 0

The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) and the UN Entity for Empowerment of Women and Gender Equality (UN Women) have on Friday, 17 August 2018, signed an MoU to facilitate their cooperation in areas of mutual interest. CTSAMM Chairman, Major General Ibrahim Abdeljelill and UN Women Representative, Funmi Balogun signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations. “The Parties agree to cooperate on joint programmes and actions supporting displaced and vulnerable women’s recovery and resilience within humanitarian action,” the MoU read. In line with the MoU, CTSAMM will take steps to ensure its reporting is...

CTSAMM Briefs South Sudan Media on Its Mandate, Peace Process 0

CTSAMM Strategic Communications Officer, Ruth Feeney, gave the briefing at a workshop organized by Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) in collaboration with Journalists for Human Rights (JHR). CTSAMM gave updates on the status of implementation of the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities and Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access (ACoH) and the role of the media in supporting the peace process. Feeney highlighted the Parties’ obligation to protect the media and civil society. “Media reports can also serve as the basis for CTSAMM to initiate preliminary investigations into alleged violation of the ceasefire,” she noted. Opening a two-day workshop, JMEC...

Jebel Boma Benefits from CTSAMM Community Engagement Forum 0

84 people from all major towns and villages surrounding Jebel Boma participated in the forum. The participants included military and civilian authority leaders, government and community leaders, and women and youth representatives. The forum aimed at promoting the current Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities (ACoH) and creating awareness on CTSAMM as well as MVTs performance in their area of responsibility. The topics covered include: the ACoH, Humanitarian Access and Protection of Civilians, the Agreement on Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS), the CTSAMM Mandate, MVT monitoring/verification procedures and Gender Based Violence. Jebel Boma County...

CTSAMM Chief of Staff meets with the Governor in Upper Nile State 0

30 July, 2018, Malakal, The CTSAMM Chief of Staff, Bill Gallagher, and the Malakal Monitoring and Verification (MVT) team met with the Governor of Upper Nile State, Honourable James Tor, to discuss the implementation of the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities (ACOH).   The Governor welcomed CTSAMM and commented on the challenges that are facing the country in terms of restoring peace and stability. The CTSAMM Chief of Staff said CTSAMM stands ready to monitor and help facilitate the Parties through the transitional period and also stressed that the organisation works in an impartial neutral manner when investigating breaches...

David Yau Yau; “We welcome CTSAMM to Pibor” 0

10-11 July, 2018, Pibor, The CTSAMM Monitoring and Verification team conducted outreach with communities in Pibor. At the opening of the event the Governor David Yau Yau welcomed CTSAMM to Pibor and commented on the important role CTSAMM have to play in the peace process.   Topics covered included a briefing on the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities and the mandate on CTSAMM. The participants thanked the team for engaging them and requested  CTSAMM to carry out more activities of this nature in the future....

CTSAMM discusses the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities and the peace process with over 200 youth representatives in Juba 0

17- 19 July, 2018, Juba, the CTSAMM Communications office met with over 200 youth leaders to provide a briefing on the mandate of the organisation and engage the representatives in discussion on the peace process. The briefing  was part of a workshop organised by the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission  themed “Peace in Time: Creating awareness for the Youth on the South Sudan Peace Process” which brought together 200 students from the Youth Peacemaker Network at the Juba-based Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI). The four day event involved a briefing from CTSAMM on the mandate of the organisation and also a broader discussion...

Aweil MVT – Synergy Yielding Success 0

In that month alone, the team together with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and local actors organized six events, its Team Leader, Lt. Col. Ahmed Yousif, says. This report on best practices is a testimonial to the team’s ingenious innovation repurposing itself during a fortunate time  in which there was  prevailing peace in their area of responsibility – Northern Bahr el-Ghazal – the team members made themselves busy by being creative through a close and appropriate reading of the agreement and the undertaking of engagement with the civilian communities in which it operates. Lt. Col. Thomas Kiseu,...

CTSAMM Brochure 0

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?...