First Stage of UN-Facilitated Consultations for a Political Process Concludes with Inspiring Visions of Sudanese Stakeholders on Way Forward
A full month of almost daily sessions with a wide range of groups including civil society, women’s rights organizations, resistance committees, political parties, young women activists, academics, journalists, youth, people with disabilities, veterans, diaspora, JPA signatories and national representatives. experts – has concluded this week, marking the end of the first stage of consultations launched by UNITAMS on January 8
During its last week, the consultations brought together SRSG Perthes and the UNITAMS team with more than 35 groups. These include the Unified Physicians Bureau, the Forces of Freedom and Change, the Sudan Liberation Movement, the Sudanese Alliance, the Sudan Liberation Movement 2, women’s groups from the northern, central and eastern states, the Association of Sudanese Lawyers, Sudan National Alliance, Republican Party, Attorney General, Sudan Revolutionary Front, Sudanese Diaspora, Union of Hearing and Speech Impaired Persons, Forces for Freedom and Change (National Charter) , the Chief Justice, young women activists, Alliance of Independent Revolutionary Committees, representatives of civil society organizations from Eastern Sudan, the Sudanese Professionals Association, the Central States Civil Forces Alliance, the National Party of Reform, a group of women and resistance committees of the Blue Nile State, the Forces of Freedom and Change (National Forces), a group of Sufi Sheikhs and members of the General Sufi Complex, representatives of the High National Association of Darfur Nomads and Pastoralists, the Darfur Regional Administration for Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees, and Youth Volunteers Supporting Peace and Recovery in Darfur.
“The consultation process has been valuable in allowing us to hear a variety of perspectives and proposals from the Sudanese people to overcome the current political crisis. We are grateful for the engagement and enthusiasm of dozens of group representatives from across Sudan who came to meet us, engaged constructively and shared their concrete ideas,” said SRSG Perthes.
At the conclusion of this first stage of the initiative, UNITAMS intends to produce a summary document that will highlight the main areas of consensus among various Sudanese stakeholders on contentious issues related to the transition.
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