Norway has signed a two-year grant agreement with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) amounting NOK 10 million (approximately USD 941,000) to cover the cost of aviation support to CTSAMVM.
Speaking during the signing ceremony, Lars Petter Henie, Charge d’ Affairs, Royal Norwegian Embassy said that the support is crucial to enable CTSAMVM deliver on its mandate to monitor, investigate, and verify breaches of the ceasefire across all of South Sudan.
This support will also help UNMISS to deliver on its mandate and to support CTSAMVM.
“With this support, and the welcome news is that the National Monitors have returned to work. We hope and expect that CTSAMVM will rapidly be able to resume its investigation and reporting, which is critical to the implementation of R-ARCSS and to reduce violence across the country”, added Mr. Henie.
The Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) is responsible for monitoring and verifying the implementation of the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS).