On 2 August 2018, UNU will host “From London to Juba: Perspectives on Peace and Peacekeeping in South Sudan”, a conversation with H.E. Chris Trott, UK Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan. This event will start at 6:30 p.m. at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo.
On 14 July 2011, the Republic of South Sudan became the 193rd member state of the United Nations after gaining independence through a national referendum. Six days before the General Assembly recognised the new Republic, the Security Council established the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) with a mandate to consolidate peace and security and to create an enabling environment for development.
Following the crisis that broke out in December 2013, the UNMISS mandate was reinforced and refocused on the protection of civilians, human rights monitoring, and humanitarian assistance delivery. However, political power struggles have caused further turmoil. With the signing of the Khartoum Declaration of Agreement on 27 June 2018, hopes for the peace process have been reinvigorated. But what comes next?
Ambassador Trott will join Dr David Passarelli, UNU Executive Officer, for a conversation on the peace process, the UN peacekeeping operation, and the future of South Sudan.
The UNU Conversation Series aims to foster audience participation: you are encouraged to engage with the speakers during the conversation and at the reception that will follow, where all audience members are invited to enjoy the food and drinks that will be served while exchanging ideas and making new contacts.
Please note that this event will be in English only; Japanese interpretation will not be provided. Advance registration (by 1 August) is required. Please click on the REGISTER button above to access the online registration page.
Chris Trott has been the UK Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan since August 2016. He has served as a British diplomat since 1991 in a number of countries, including Afghanistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Japan, Myanmar, Senegal, Solomon Islands, and South Africa. At the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, Ambassador Trott served as Deputy Head of the Human Rights Department and as a deputy in a post-conflict stabilisation unit.
Ambassador Trott is a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies and the University of Bristol. He is married with two children and is a Freeman of the Commune of Timbuktu.
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