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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.

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...

CTSAMM launches an investigation in Jonglei 0

On the 3rd of January 2018, the CTSAMM were informed by the SPLA of the movement of administrative convoys intending to travel through areas of northern Jonglei State. Subsequently on the 13th of January 2018, CTSAMM received allegations regarding ongoing hostilities in the area where the administrative convoy was said to be. Full Press Release Here....

CTSAMM PRESS RELEASE 5012018 0

The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) welcomes the signing of the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access by the Parties attending the High Level Revitalization Forum in Addis Ababa on 21st December 2017. The CTSAMM stands ready to engage the Parties in light of expansion of the CTSAMM mandate as stipulated by the Agreement. The CTSAMM is also deeply concerned about the recent allegations of breaches to the Cessation of Hostilities (CoH) Agreement in Unity State, Central Equatoria and Western Equatoria, and has launched investigations in the affected areas. Full Press Release Here...

MVT Yambio participates in GBV workshop 0

In culmination of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence and marking of the International Human Rights Day, MVT Yambio participated in a workshop organized by the UNMISS Gender Unit in partnership with United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) and Catholic Mission Medical Board (CMMB) on 14th December 2017. Marked under the theme “GBV Prevention an Inspiration; It is an Obligation”, MVT Yambio joined as GBV partners to extend their interaction with various stakeholders and widen collaboration, information collection and reporting capacity....

CTSAMM Holds Donors’ Conference 0

On 12th December 2017, CTSAMM held a donor conference in Addis Ababa Ethiopia to set the stage for the organization’s requirements and plans for 2018 as stipulated by its mandate, Chapter II of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS). The conference was attended by representatives from the European Union, United Kingdom, Germany, Norway and Japan. CTSAMM briefed the representatives on the current security situation in South Sudan, Monitoring Reports overview for 2017, CTSAMM’s participation with the High Level Revitalization Forum and current developments, CTSAMM’s Capability Development for 2018, the Financial Report for 2017...

CTSAMM welcomes new Chairman 0

On 30th November 2017, the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism bid farewell to MG. Molla Hailemariam and welcomed MG. Ibrahim Abduljelill as the new Chairman of CTSAMM. The handover ceremony held at CTSAMM HQ was attended by the CTSAMM staff....

CTSAMM trains MVTs on gender dimensions reporting 0

From 5th to 6th December 2017, CTSAMM conducted training for Malakal Monitoring Team (MVT) members.  The two day training, capacitated members of the team on Monitoring, Verifying and Reporting on the gender dimensions of the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements (PCTSA) violations. The team comes from a diverse background; and the training provided them with clear understanding of a South Sudan context in Gender, related dynamics and link to Sexual Gender Based Violence, as well as Child Soldier Recruitment and Usage....

CTSAMM takes action during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence 0

The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) is participating in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign ( http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu/ ). The 16 day Campaign is an annual global movement emphasizing all forms of violence against women as a human rights issue. CTSAMM is taking action to support the campaign under the theme of “Stand against Gender Based Violence; Report it! It is a violation of the Peace Agreement”. As stipulated in the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS) CTSAMM is mandated to monitor and report on cases of Sexual Gender...