Monday 16 May 2011,
New York, UNHQ—Delegates Dining Room
After the referendum in January 2011, which cleared the way towards secession from the North, preparations are currently underway for an independent Southern Sudan as a new member state to the UN when the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) ends on July 9. The discussion brought to the table different international actors in support of Southern Sudan’s transition into an independent, viable, and sustainably peaceful state.
H.E. Mr. Lumumba Stanislaus-Kaw Di-Aping, Representative of Southern Sudan; (picture, right)
H.E. Mr. Baso Sangqu, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the UN;
H.E. Ms. Tine Morch Smith; Deputy Permanent Representative of Norway to the UN;
Ms. Rajakumari Jandhyala, Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID Bureau for Africa.
H.E. Gert Rosenthal, Permanent Representative of Guatemala to the UN and Vice Chair, PBC Organizational Committee.(picture, left)