Opening Remarks by Chairman at the 6th CTSAMVM Boarding Meeting (Arabic) 0

الإجتماع السادس  لمجلس إدارة-آلية مراقبة وقف اطلاق النار 9 مايو 2019م – جوبا الإفتتاحية اللواء ديستا   أبيتشي أجينو اصحاب السعادةالساده السفراءالسادة الضباطالوفود الكرامسيداتي سادتياهلا ومرحبا بكم في الاجتماع السادس لمجلس إدارة آلية مراقبة وقف إطلاق النار , أود ان اشكر مرة اخري ممثلو الاحزاب واعضاء المجلس علي حضورهم هذا الاجتماع المهمم جداً,فقط قبل بداية تمديد الفترة ما قبل الانتقالية,كما يعلم العديد منكم ان المبعوث الخاص للإيقاد بجنوب السودان قد عقد اجتماعاً الاسبوع الماضي في اديس ابابا مع قادة اطراف اتفاقية السلام.اعدت آلية المراقبة تقريراً للمبعوث الخاص للهيئة الحكومية للتنمية(إيقاد) بجنوب السودان بشأن تطبيق الفصل الثاني لاتفاقية السلام وقدم في وقت...

Nine South Sudanese women sit on CTSAMVM’s Board 0

Nine South Sudanese women sit on CTSAMVM’s Board, representing groups including the Signatory Parties, Women’s Bloc, Civil Society, Youth, Women’s Groups and Other Political Parties. A group of representatives is pictured here with CTSAMVM’s Gender Advisor at the 6th CTSAMVM Board Meeting in #Juba on 9 May....

European Union Delegation visits CTSAMVM in Yei 0

The aging mango tree is a long way from the corridors of power in Brussels. On the outskirts of Yei, it’s the venue for the final meeting of the visiting European Union delegation in this once prosperous town in South Sudan’s greenbelt. The visiting delegation, led by the Mr. Patrick Simonnet, (Director of the Horn of Africa Division, Brussels) and European Union Ambassador to South Sudan Dr. Sinead Walsh includes Mr. Stergios Varvarousis (Desk Officer South Sudan Brussels) and Ms. Frances Collins (EU Deputy and Head of Political Section, Juba). The delegation is in Yei to visit the work...

“It is you who will bring peace. If you fail, peace will fail” 0

“It is you who will bring peace. If you fail, peace will fail,” CTSAMVM Chairman Maj Gen Desta Abiche Ageno told the Acting Chief of Training Brig Gen Deng Moa. The Chairman led a Joint Field Visit to the Luri Training Centre outside Juba on 14 May....

“Failure is not an option” 0

“Failure is not an option” – the IGAD Special Envoy to South Sudan H.E. Dr. Ismail Wais said of the Extended Pre-Transitional Period. CTSAMVM was honoured to welcome Dr. Wais to the opening of its Sixth Board meeting in Juba on 9 May, 2019....

CTSAMVM in action 0

MVT Wau Acting Team Leader Ma Juntao outlines CTSAMVM’s work at a peace forum in Farajulla, Wau state, on May 2, 2019...

”Where there is peace, people grow healthy.” 0

CTSAMVM holds R-ARCSS Workshops on Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Bentiu town. More than eighty participants attended workshops on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) last month conducted by CTSAMVM’s Monitoring and Verification Team Bentiu. Held on the 16th and 18th of April, the workshops focused on creating awareness of SGBV issues among the local community and informing participants of the provisions within Chapter II of the Revitalized Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities in South Sudan (R-ARCSS). The first workshop, held at the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Services in Bentiu town, brought together more than forty...

“Peace will be your legacy” 0

“Peace will be your legacy,” CTSAMVM Chairman Maj.Gen.Desta Abiche Ageno told outgoing International Monitors at a ceremony in Juba on 6 May, 2019. CTSAMVM extends its gratitude to the outgoing monitors and wishes them well in their next assignments.ceremony in Juba on 6 May, 2019. CTSAMVM extends its gratitude to the outgoing monitors and wishes them well in their next assignments....

CTSAMVM convenes 10th Meeting of the Technical Committee in Juba 0

CTSAMVM convened its 10th Meeting of the Technical Committee in Juba, today. The Technical Committee is comprised of members of the signatory Parties to the Revitalised Agreement on Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) as well as the CTSAMVM leadership. Click here for the Opening Remarks made by the CTSAMVM Chairperson, Maj. Gen. Desta Abiche Ageno....

CTSAMVM holds farewell ceremony for outgoing Monitors 0

In recognition of its outgoing Ceasefire Monitors from Uganda and Kenya, CTSAMVM held an awards and farewell ceremony to honor their dedication to the mission and its mandate during the past year.  The Guest of Honor, H.E. Ambassador Alice Blackburne lauded the Monitors for their contribution, and reiterated the support of the United Kingdom to the peace process in South Sudan.  ...

5th CTSAMVM Board Meeting 0

Opening Remarks made by Maj. Gen. Desta Abiche Ageno, Chairperson of CTSAMVM at the 5th CTSAMVM Board Meeting in Juba,on 26thMarch, 2019  Excellencies, Colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning and welcome to the 5th CTSAMVM Board Meeting. I want tothank the Party representatives who travelled to Juba to attend this meeting and I note that this is the third meeting to take place in Juba. Again, this represents a significant milestone and shows momentum for progress in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement as we approach the end of the pre-transitional period. As I mentioned at the last Board meeting, we must all...

Opening Statement at the 9th CTSAMVM Meeting of the Technical Committee 0

Opening Statement by Maj. Gen. Desta Abiche Ageno Chairman of CTSAMVM at the 9thCTSAMVM Technical Committee Meeting  Juba, March 20th 2019 Excellencies, CTSAMVM Technical Committee members, Representatives from the Board members, Representatives from the Donor and partners, Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,   Good morning. I warmly welcome all of you to the 9thmeeting of the CTSAMVM Technical Committee. Since last meeting, the ceasefire continues to hold. There has been a reduction in violence in Yei area although there are still occasional clashes between parties and NAS (TC). Tensions are building up in Wau due to cattle migration. Looting, ambush, and other...

CTSAMVM honors outgoing Ceasefire Monitors 0

The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism, CTSAMVM held an Awards and Farewell Ceremony to honor twelve of its outgoing Monitors from China, Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya, who have completed their tour of duty in the mission. The guest of honor, H.E. Ambassador HE Xiandong of the People’s Republic of China spoke on the importance of CTSAMVM’s role in the implementation of the R-ARCSS and acknowledged the contribution and dedication of the out going Monitors in fulfilling CTSAMVM’s mandate during their tenure of deployment. CTSAMVM Chairman, Maj. Gen. Desta Abiche Ageno also lauded the Monitors for...

CTSAMVM meets with Civil Society Focal persons in Juba 0

CTSAMVM engaged Civil Affairs Focal Persons from different institutions to discuss the efforts by the Parties in the dissemination of the Revitalized Peace Agreement and propose initiatives that will allow for collaboration as stipulated in Chapter II of the R-ARCSS. The meeting was officially opened by the CTSAMVM Chief of Staff, William J. Gallagher and attended by participants from JMEC, UNMISS, UNHCR, UNOCHA, ICRC, OXFAM, South Sudan Research Institute, South Sudan Civil Society Forum, amongst others. CTSAMVM Civil Affairs Advisor, Sara Formisano gave an overview on the organization’s activities in relation to reporting on returnees and IDPs, humanitarian access,...

CTSAMVM holds 4th Board Meeting in Juba 0

The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism held its 4th Board Meeting in Juba today.   Chairperson Maj.Gen. Desta Abiche Ageno welcomed the members and noted that this was the second time the CTSAMVM Board Meeting was being held in Juba, adding “This represents a significant milestone and shows momentum for progress in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement.” He further stated, “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 stable country.”   The Chairman further...

CTSAMVM Act. Legal Advisor discusses the 8th Meeting of the Technical Committee 0

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Opening Remarks at the 8th CTSAMVM Meeting of the Technical Committee 0

Opening Statement By Maj. Gen. Desta Abiche Ageno Chairman of CTSAMVM At The 8th CTSAMVM Technical Committee Meeting Juba, February 4th 2019 Excellencies, CTSAMVM Technical Committee members, Representatives from the Board members, Representatives from the Donor countries and International Community, Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning. I warmly welcome all of you to the 8th meeting of the CTSAMVM Technical Committee. I again sincerely thank the Donor countries for their continued financial and political support to CTSAMVM. I also want to thank the Party representatives who travelled to Juba to attend this meeting and I note that this...

MVT Awiel briefs on CTSAMVM Mandate in Wanyjok 0

Ceasefire Monitors in Aweil briefed State Ministers, Paramount Chiefs, Local Chiefs, youth, women and other participants on the CTSAMVM Mandate and the revitalized Peace Agreement. The workshop organized by UNMISS in Wanyjok on 29thJanuary was attended by 60 participants from Awiel and the neighboring states....

CTSAMVM trains new Monitors in Juba 0

CTSAMVM conducted induction training for twelve new Ceasefire Monitors from Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. The training conducted at Canada House in Juba covered several topics including how to report on compliance and non-compliance of the Parties to the PCTSA. Maj. Gen. Desta Abiche Ageno, the Chairman of CTSAMVM welcomed new the new Ceasefire Monitors to the mission and spoke to them on the importance of their work to the peace process in South Sudan....

Ceasefire Monitors take part in the 4th Trust and Confidence Building Meeting in Wau 0

On 28thJanuary 2019, CTSAMVM Monitors participated in the 4thTrust and Confidence Building Meeting in Wau town. Held in the office of the Secretary General at the Wau State Council Ministers, the meeting was attended by the Wau State Government Officials including the Council of Ministers, Commissioners, the Police Commissioner, Director of National Security and the South Sudan Defence Forces 5thDivision Commander. A delegation of SPLA-IO Representatives from Mboro, Gadi and Wadhalelo also took part in the meeting. Both Parties made reassurances of their commitment to implement the R-ARCSS and observe the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Wau State...

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

Opening Remarks ByMaj. Gen. Desta Abiche Ageno Chairperson of CTSAMVMAt The 3rd CTSAMVM Board MeetingJuba, 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 stable country. Let me take...

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...