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The European Union (EU) Delegation to South Sudan contributes to progressing peace, stability and development in South Sudan, in line with the EU's Global Strategy, the principles and values at the core of EU foreign policy. During 2019, the EU Delegation will work with government, parties, civil society, faith based and other stakeholders as well as EU member states and international and regional partners including the UN, African Union, IGAD and the Troika in supporting progress on the implementation of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS). Progress on the implementation of the peace agreement will determine whether a more peaceful and stable South Sudan will emerge with which the EU can build a long-term partnership for development cooperation and trade.
At the same time the EU delegation will work to address medium to long term challenges with regard to the protracted humanitarian crisis and chronic underdevelopment. This will mean that the EU will continue its focus on the provision of humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable population and support the delivery of basic services; education, health and livelihoods in the country.
The EU Delegation along with EU Member States will pursue the consolidation of the political dialogue on a range of issues of importance to the EU. These include security sector reform, sound macro-economic reforms, management of natural resources, constitutional process, justice and reconciliation as well as promotion of human rights and accountability in close cooperation with the African Union (AU), the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and others.