New York

06 August 2018

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on South Sudan

The Secretary-General welcomes the signing of the Agreement of Outstanding issues on Governance and Responsibility Sharing by the South Sudanese parties in Khartoum, Sudan, on 5 August, as an important step in the revitalization of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS). 
The Secretary-General commends the leadership of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) -led High Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) and the efforts of the Republic of Sudan to broker an inclusive political settlement of the conflict in South Sudan.
Recalling earlier agreements signed between the parties, the Secretary-General urges all parties to work in good faith and demonstrate their commitment to fully implement and to finalize the revitalized ARCSS as soon as possible. He reaffirms the continued commitment of the United Nations to support, in close coordination with IGAD and the African Union, the achievement of a fair, inclusive and sustainable peace agreement for the people of South Sudan.
Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General