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Message from IGAD Executive Secretary Amb. Mahboub Maalim on Int'l Peace Day, 21 Sept'14

Today, 21 September 2014, marks the International Day of Peace that is observed worldwide annually. It is a day of reflection and commemoration of the ideals of peace within and among all people and nations. This year’s celebrations are also underpinned by the 30th year anniversary of the affirmation of ‘The Right of People to Peace’ by the United Nations.

Peace and security are matters of utmost priority for the IGAD region that continues to grapple with a myriad of security challenges.

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IGAD Special Envoys condemn renewed fighting in Upper Nile state in South Sudan

The IGAD Special Envoys to the South Sudan Negotiations condemn in the strongest terms the ongoing fighting between the two warring parties taking place in Renk County and in the area south of Malakal town in Upper Nile State.

Refer to full version of the press release for details.

CEWARN, LPI, OSSREA, and InterAfrica Group forge partnership on regional policy advocacy

CEWARN Director Mr. Richard Barno and team held a consultation with representatives of the Uppsala-based Life and Peace Institute, Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) and InterAfrica Group on rolling out new partnership to conduct targeted policy research and advocacy on regional peace and security challenges.

The consultation that was held at the CEWARN office on 19 September follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding among these institutions earlier.


CEWARN - national CEWERUs convene to appraise 2015 plan of activities

CEWARN Director Mr. Richard Barno and team convened a meeting with coordinators of national CEWERUs from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda as well as a USAID/EA Official on 19 September in Addis Ababa to review and update 2015 plan of activities.

On the sidelines of the review meeting, CEWERUs of Ethiopia-Kenya consulted on urgent measures to address the ongoing communal violence along their common border.

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