The United States continues to urge the parties to fully implement the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement. The January 9, 2011 referendum on self-determination for Southern Sudan is a cornerstone of the CPA. The U.S. is determined to avoid destabilization or delay. The U.S. supports the CPA parties as they make preparations to conduct a peaceful referendum that reflects the will of the Sudanese people on January 9. For the latest status of referendum preparations, see the dates listed on the left.

[This is a mobile copy of Sudan: Steps to the Referendum]

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