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Invitation Public Discussion: Addressing South Sudan's Crisis

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Addressing South Sudan's Crisis

Date: Monday 27 April 2015 

Time: 12.30-14.00

Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2D

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Chair

Dr. Caty Clement
Senior Programme Advisor and Senior Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Speakers

Dr. Gerard Prunier
Former Director of the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies in Addis Ababa

Mr. Joseph Bonsu
Human Rights Officer, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

In December 2013, South Sudan descended into bloodshed, barely two years after it gained independence. Despite being at the forefront of a series of new peacebuilding initiatives (e.g. G7), the country collapsed into full-scale civil war in a week’s time. Within a month, it displaced Somalia as the most fragile state in the world, topping the 2014 Fragile States Index. Within a year, the conflict displaced 1.5 million people, while some 10,000 people are estimated to have died in the fighting. Two and a half million people currently face food insecurity.

This discussion will reconsider recent events, including the drivers of the crisis, the current political and humanitarian situation, and policy options.

Follow along through live-tweeting by clicking here: #GCSPDiscussion


For any questions, please contact Ms Silvia Metzler

 

Main picture: © Steve Evans

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