Panel Discussions - Monday, March 14, 2011
Panel on the Future of South Sudan
While this is an exciting period for the people of South Sudan, they (and their neighbors in the North) are facing many difficult tasks and challenges. The status of Abyei and post-referendum issues between North and South – citizenship, oil sharing, border demarcation, currency, and others – remain to be resolved. In addition, the South faces significant statebuilding challenges, ranging from reforming the security sector and developing inclusive political institutions to strengthening public administration and enhancing public goods such as education and health care.
On March 14, 2011, IPI hosted a roundtable discussion titled the “Future of South Sudan” that brought together nearly forty experts working on Sudan from the UN Secretariat, member states, the African Union , and the NGO community for an interactive dialogue on the challenges of the post-referendum environment and statebuilding in South Sudan.
The meeting focused on strategies that the UN, its member states, other multilateral institutions, and NGOs can pursue to help all parties to resolve post-referendum issues and the Abyei impasse and to assist the people of South Sudan in building an effective and inclusive state.
The meeting was convened under the Chatham House rule of non-attribution. A meeting note is forthcoming.
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