South Sudan: Beyond the First Year
As the world marks the first year of South Sudan’s independence, the new state has made important progress on some fronts but still faces daunting challenges ahead, including continuing instability, security sector reform, budget shortfalls and corruption. The government of South Sudan is working to meet the high expectations of its constituents, with limited success. In this event, senior representatives from the government of South Sudan and the US government will reflect on the year since independence and discuss South Sudan’s road ahead, including how the international community can be of greatest assistance.
Ambassador Princeton Lyman
U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan
Ambassador Dhanojak Obongo
Charge’ D’Affairs, Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan
Jon Temin, Moderator
Director, Sudan Program, U.S. Institute of Peace