CTSAMVM Press Releases

  • CTSAMVM Commemorates International Women’s Day

    CTSAMVM Commemorates International Women’s Day

    8th March 2019 Press Statement In marking of this year’s International Women’s Day, the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) recognizes the role played by Women Peace-builders and their participation in the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS). As per its mandate in Chapter II of the R-ARCSS, CTSAMVM highly appreciates the representation and participation of women on its Board and in its Mechanisms, who have championed the formation of Gender Based Resolutions on issues of conflict related Sexual and Gender Based Violence; and have strongly advocated...
  • CTSAMM reminds all Parties of their obligations under the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities (ACOH) to freeze their forces and seek authorisation from CTSAMM before any military movement.

    CTSAMM reminds all Parties of their obligations under the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities (ACOH) to freeze their forces and seek authorisation from CTSAMM before any military movement.

    Juba, 12 April, 2018, Since the signing of the ACOH in December2017, CTSAMM has recorded multiple incidents of unauthorized military movements. Any unauthorized military movement is not only against the spirit and word of the ACOH, but it is also a provocative action which may lead to further violence.   According to the ACOH Parties are obliged to freeze their forces in place in order to avoid further conflict. All parties are also required to provide CTSAMM advance notification of any movement of personnel and equipment. This is a fundamental principle of the ACOH and must be adhered to....
  • CTSAMM extends its sincere condolences to the family of CTSAMM Board Member, General Andrew Makur Thou.

    CTSAMM extends its sincere condolences to the family of CTSAMM Board Member, General Andrew Makur Thou.

    Juba, 13 March, 2018, the CTSAMM Chairperson, Major General Ibrahim Abduljellil and the CTSAMM Deputy Chairperson Major General Tariq Abdelkarim as well as all CTSAMM staff would like to express their sincere condolences to the family of CTSAMM Board Member, General Andrew Makur Thou. General Andrew Makur Thou has served as a CTSAMM Board Member under the title of Eminent Personality, following the signing of the Peace Agreement in 2015.   CTSAMM would like to recognize the massive contribution General Andrew Makur Thou has made to the peace efforts in South Sudan. As a CTSAMM Board Member he was...
  • CTSAMM dispatches immediate verification team to Nassir as government and opposition make claims of ceasefire violations.

    CTSAMM dispatches immediate verification team to Nassir as government and opposition make claims of ceasefire violations.

    The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) is to send a monitoring and verification team to Nassir in the next 24hrs to conduct an initial investigation into violence that has taken place over the weekend. The investigation follows claims and counter-claims made by the SPLM-IO and the TGoNU at the High Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF) in Addis Ababa on Monday morning, 12th February 2018. SPLM-IO first announced that at 0500hrs on 12 Feb, government troops allegedly attacked SPLM-IO positions in the Nassir area. Government representatives at the HLRF denied the attack and made counter claims that in...
  • CTSAMM highlights need to address conflict-linked SGBV and child recruitment

    CTSAMM highlights need to address conflict-linked SGBV and child recruitment

      PRESS RELEASE 8 February 2018 Forum organized by CTSAMM highlights need to address conflict-linked SGBV and child recruitment A Gender Forum organized yesterday by CTSAMM highlights key provisions of the recently signed agreement related to addressing conflict–linked Sexual and Gender Based Violence and the recruitment and use of child soldiers in South Sudan. The half-day forum held at Crown Hotel in Juba under the theme “The Impact of the War on Civilians from a Gender Perspective” drew participants from UN Agencies, international organizations, diplomatic missions, civil society groups and the media. It was pointed out on the occasion that …
  • CTSAMM launches an investigation in Jonglei

    CTSAMM launches an investigation in Jonglei

    On the 3rd of January 2018, the CTSAMM were informed by the SPLA of the movement of administrative convoys intending to travel through areas of northern Jonglei State. Subsequently on the 13th of January 2018, CTSAMM received allegations regarding ongoing hostilities in the area where the administrative convoy was said to be. Full Press Release Here....
  • CTSAMM welcomes the signing of the ACoH by the Parties.

    CTSAMM welcomes the signing of the ACoH by the Parties.

    The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) welcomes the signing of the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access by the Parties attending the High Level Revitalization Forum in Addis Ababa on 21st December 2017. The CTSAMM stands ready to engage the Parties in light of expansion of the CTSAMM mandate as stipulated by the Agreement. The CTSAMM is also deeply concerned about the recent allegations of breaches to the Cessation of Hostilities (CoH) Agreement in Unity State, Central Equatoria and Western Equatoria, and has launched investigations in the affected areas. Full Press …
  • CTSAMM monitoring and verification team denied freedom of movement by government forces to Kajo Keji.

    CTSAMM monitoring and verification team denied freedom of movement by government forces to Kajo Keji.

    On the morning of Tuesday 4 July 2017, Government/SPLA soldiers at one SPLA checkpoint stopped a Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) / United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Joint Patrol near Rejaf en route to Kajo-Keji. Full Press Release Here....
  • CTSAMM Hosts Handover Event for the Late Lt. Col. Alfadil Meil Issa

    CTSAMM Hosts Handover Event for the Late Lt. Col. Alfadil Meil Issa

    The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) hosted a Handover Event on the morning of 30th June 2017 for the Late Lt. Col. Alfadil Meil Issa who had been killed in the vicinity of Wau Town in January 2017. Full Press Release....
  • CTSAMM monitoring and verification team denied freedom of movement by government authorities to the Wau Shilluk area.

    CTSAMM monitoring and verification team denied freedom of movement by government authorities to the Wau Shilluk area.

    On 7 February 2017, CTSAMM requested through the Joint Military Ceasefire Commission (JMCC) access to verify allegations of violations of the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements (PCTSA) in the corridor between Malakal and Renk, including Wau Shilluk. This request was then approved by JMCC. A CTSAMM Monitoring and Verification Team (MVT) then planned and coordinated a patrol to Wau Shilluk to be executed on the 10 February 2017. However, due to a mortar attack in Wau Shilluk during the early morning of 10 February 2017 the patrol was delayed to 16 February 2017. Full Press Release...