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UNDP: Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultation Conference to be held in Khartoum

October 26 - 2017 NEW YORK / KHARTOUM
Corinthia Hotel Khartoum (File photo: www.corinthia.com)
Corinthia Hotel Khartoum (File photo: www.corinthia.com)

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced that the Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultation Conference will be held on October 30 at the Corinthia Hotel in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.

In a statement from UN headquarters in New York today, the UNDP says that the conference will be held “in the presence of all the partners, supporters and facilitators of the Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultation process.” Guest of honour will be Sudan’s Minister of Federal Government, Faisal Hassan Ibrahim.

“The process of Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultation is part of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur that aims to provide the opportunity for Darfuris to engage in an open and transparent dialogue on the root causes of the conflict and propose solutions for achieving comprehensive peace and sustainable development,” the statement continues.

Plans and budgets

“The consultations that were initiated in 64 localities in the five states of Darfur and four localities in Khartoum are to prepare for a state level procedure and consultations. Plans and budgets have been prepared and representatives of each locality for the Dialogue conferences that have been planned among refugees and Darfuris in diaspora, which are considered the most important pillars of the Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultation. In the same context, the draft of the dialogue is subject to monitoring, evaluation and guidance of those working to prepare for the next stage.

Next phase

“During this implementation period for the next phase, there is a need to exchange and share the outputs of the dialogue between the various parties in order to highlight and improve the vision on the dialogue process in consultation with the UNDP. It was agreed to establish a comprehensive conference of stakeholders in Khartoum at the end of the dialogue stage at localities to enlighten and introduce the outputs of the basic dialogue and identify important outputs that contribute to conflict resolution and which can be developed and shared with partners. The Political Affairs Section of UNAMID has presented a framework strategy and there are many proposals to take into consideration,” the statement concludes.


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