Living in peace "easier said than done": Sudan, South Sudan envoy

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Souther Sudanese children rehearse their dance routine to be performed at half time during South Sudan’s national football team match with Kenya as part of the independence day celebrations. UN Photo/Paul Banks

Citizens in Sudan and South Sudan have to embrace a larger understanding of their common citizenship and common future.

That's the assessment of the UN Special Envoy for the two countries, Nicholas Haysom, who was in New York for the UN General Assembly.

The UN has long supported peace efforts in Sudan, which has been marked by decades of political instability and armed conflict.

And while South Sudan became an independent nation six years ago, it has been mired in political, humanitarian and inter-communal crises, with UN agencies and their partners working to address these challenges.

Mr Haysom spoke to Mustafa Al-Gamal about the UN's long-term objective for the two countries, and his optimism for their people.

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