Human Rights in South Sudan (UN side event)

Government and civil society participants in an LWF-organized meeting on UPR implementation in Juba, South Sudan, July 2018. Photo: LWF/E. Gore
Government and civil society participants in an LWF-organized meeting on UPR implementation in Juba, South Sudan, July 2018. Photo: LWF/E. Gore

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How a local-to-global advocacy approach contributes to the quest for lasting peace and realization of human rights in South Sudan

South Sudan has been engaging with the UPR process since November 2016, five years after the country became independent. The government has accepted the bulk of UPR recommendations, and presently includes civil society representatives on its Inter-Ministerial Committee on Human Rights.

The side event is a platform for high-level representatives from the government, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, faith-based and civil society actors to provide an update on the opportunities and challenges of implementing the UPR recommendations. Panelists will share lessons learned and best practices from the multi-stakeholder collaboration. The role of human rights in undergirding different peacebuilding processes in South Sudan will be examined, as well as synergies that make human rights and peacebuilding initiatives work better together for lasting peace.

Organized by the LWF and co-sponsored by the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, the Republic of South Sudan; and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

 

International Affairs and Human Rights

 

Open to All
Begins
2:30 PM GMT+01:00
11 March 2019
Ends
3:30 PM GMT+01:00
11 March 2019

United Nations Office at Geneva, Room XXV

Palais des Nations
GenèveGenève 1211
Switzerland

Themes

Human Rights
UPR
United Nations

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