UN special envoy urges South Sudan to expedite drafting new constitution
By 16 March 2023
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The UN urged the South Sudanese government on [13 March] to rapidly expedite work on drafting a new constitution for the war and famine-ravaged nation ahead of critical elections scheduled for next year. [...] [UN Secretary-General's special envoy for South Sudan Nicholas] Haysom urged the government to "immediately" re-form and fund the commission tasked with drafting the constitution, "fast track the establishment of the constitutional drafting committee," and for parliament to reconvene following "its lengthy recess." General elections are scheduled to be held in South Sudan in late 2024 following nearly a decade of delays prompted by various crises, and Haysom said the UN has received an official request from the government to assist in the running of the polls.
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