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Diplomacy in Action

Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan

Welcome to the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan

Vision: A Sudan and South Sudan that are at peace internally, with one another, and with their neighbors.

Mission: The United States is:

  • Pressing the Government of Sudan to stop waging war on its own people, including by ending indiscriminate bombing, denial of unfettered humanitarian access and disregard of human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as address the legitimate political concerns of all of the country’s diverse population.
  • Working to end the crisis in South Sudan by supporting the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)-led talks, engaging the government, opposition and representatives of South Sudanese society, and supporting efforts to ensure justice, reconciliation, and accountability;
  • Supporting the work of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel to resolve outstanding issues related to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between Sudan and South Sudan.
  • Helping both governments meet the needs of their people and address humanitarian crises (


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