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...

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...

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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...