Welcome to the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan

Vision: A Sudan and South Sudan that are at peace internally, with one another, and with their neighbors.

Mission: The United States is:

  • Pressing for an end to the ongoing internal conflict in Darfur, Southern Kordofan, and Blue Nile state, and for the Government of Sudan to cease indiscriminate bombing, the denial of unfettered humanitarian access and disregard of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and to address the legitimate political concerns of all of the country’s diverse population.
  • Working to end the crisis in South Sudan by supporting the implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict, calling on parties to adhere to the permanent cease-fire, and supporting efforts to ensure development, justice, and reconciliation.
  • Supporting the resolution of outstanding issues related to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between Sudan and South Sudan.
  • Working with our partners to address humanitarian crises affecting the people of Sudan and South Sudan. (More»)

Secretary-General's Remarks at the High-Level Meeting on South Sudan

Date: 09/29/2015 Location: South Sudan Description: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Remarks at the High-Level Meeting on South Sudan - State Dept Image
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (Sept. 29, 2015): "South Sudan’s leaders have a chance to correct their grave mistakes and focus on the well-being of those who entrusted them with this role – the people of South Sudan. ... The United Nations will continue to stand by the people of South Sudan. We are ready to support implementation of the agreement and will continue to protect civilians and provide humanitarian assistance." Full Text»

The Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan

Ambassador Booth (Oct. 1, 2015): "At this point, the focus really needs to be on getting stood up the mechanisms foreseen in the peace agreement, the most critical being that of the joint monitoring and evaluation committee, the JMEC. The IGAD is supposed to appoint the chairman of the JMEC. We are hoping that that might happen this week. We, again, continue to urge IGAD to move forward and do that as quickly as possible." Full Text»

Remarks by President Obama to the People of Africa

Date: 07/28/2015 Location: Washington, DC Description: President Obama and Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan - State Dept Image
President Obama (July 28, 2015): "As Africa changes, I’ve called on the world to change its approach to Africa. So many Africans have told me, we don’t want just aid, we want trade that fuels progress. We don’t want patrons, we want partners who help us build our own capacity to grow." Full Text»