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The Darfur peace process: Where to now?

Date
Time (GMT +01) 12:00 13:30

Speakers:

Jerome Tubiana - Independent Consultant, journalist and author of The Chad-Sudan Proxy War and the 'Darfurization' of Chad: Myths and Reality  

Theo Murphy - Project Manager, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue Centre (seconded to UN/AU Darfur Joint Mediation and Support Team)

Michael O'Neill - UK Special Representative to Sudan, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Chair:

Sara Pantuliano - Research Fellow, Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI

Description

Following the troubled Darfur Peace Agreement in 2006, the UN-African Union envoys to Darfur have been working to reinvigorate the peace process. The challenges facing this process were highlighted in November 2007 when a boycott by numerous rebel factions forced the abandonment of talks in Libya after only two days. With deep divisions amongst the rebels, fierce fighting in western Darfur and the prospect of a 'proxy war' between Chad and Sudan, some commentators are asking 'where to now?' for the Darfur mediation.

This seminar will bring together experts on the region, including diplomats directly involved in the process, to give their thoughts on the way forward for the Darfur mediation.