Special Event: Sudan: A vision for the future
A discussion forum on today's hot issues and global responses - Organized by the Department of Public Information
His Excellency Mr. Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman, Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Sudan to the United Nations
Francis Deng, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, and author of 'Sudan at the Brink: Self-Determination and National Unity'
Jack Christofides, Team Leader of the Sudan Integrated Operational Team, Department of Peacekeeping Operations
Kevin Cahill, President, Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation
Moderator: Kiyo Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information
Under a peace accord signed in 2005 that ended two decades of fighting between the northernbased Government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army in the south, inhabitants of the south will vote on 9 January next year on whether to secede from Sudan or remain united with the rest of the country. At the same time, residents of the central area of Abyei will vote separately on whether to retain the region's special administrative status in the north or become part of Bahr el-Ghazal state in the south.
The discussion forum will explore the challenges and opportunities facing Sudan's leaders and its people as they decide critical questions about their future.
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