The Union of Greater Upper Nile States

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Media Release

Friday24th June 2016
Talking Peace: Diaspora open Dialogue paving way to stability in the Greater Upper Nile States of South Sudan
The diaspora South Sudanese Australian from Greater Upper Nile Region will convene a peace conference in Victoria this Month. The host organization is calling on its member’s states, South Sudanese, and friends of South Sudan to promote peace, embrace peace and restore stability in Greater Upper Nile Region in South Sudan in totality. The conference will discuss the challenges and the benefits, which the peace agreement signed in August 2015 by the Government of South Sudan and the Opposition will bring to the people of Greater Upper Nile Region, South Sudan.
We extend our thanks to the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir and the First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, Dr Riek Machar for agreeing to signed peace and formed the Transitional Government of the National Unity. Furthermore, we call upon the government of South Sudan to commit to the implementation of the peace agreement and embrace change as stipulated in the agreement. We also extend our thanks to IGAD, AU the TROIKA and other actors in the peace process for mediated peace between the two warring parties. We call for their ongoing commitment to monitor, supervise and evaluate the implementation of the peace agreement in South Sudan.
The two days conference which will further explore relevant models of transitional process from war to peace; the role of the diaspora in nation building and recovery; and the political will needed to facilitate the processes of restoring stability and sustainable peace in Greater Upper Nile Region; is scheduled for Friday the 24th and Saturday the 26th June 2016.
We are convinced that this is the right time for the people of the region to talk peace, identify the barriers that continue to jeopardize their livelihoods, and start focus on the healing process. UGUNS anticipated that dialogue is the only way forward to serve the humanity future in Greater Upper Nile Region and South Sudan at large.
The members of the States formed the Union of Great Upper Nile States in Victoria, Australia in 2012 as unify body where they engage and discuss the future hood of the region. The organization ran forums, conferences and facilitated dialogues since its inception.
Media Contact: Jeffah THABACH:
Secretary for the Union of Greater Upper Nile States Inc.
Mobile/Email 0474 135 585|

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