Recent Events

Past Events

15th February 2018 12:00 pm
Malakal Town Centre
30th November 2017 6:00 pm
Radio Miraya studio at UNMISS Juba
27th November 2017 10:00 am
Freedom Hall in Juba
24th November 2017 10:00 am
Embassy of South Sudan / Jacaranda Hotel - Nairobo
22nd November 2017 7:00 pm
SSBC Radio, Radio Miraya, SSBC TV, Eye Radio
22nd November 2017 9:00 am
Adjumani Refugee Settlements
20th November 2017 2:00 pm
Arua Refugee Area, Northern Uganda
14th November 2017 12:00 am
Embassy of South Sudan in Uganda
10th November 2017 12:00 am
Northern Bahr El Ghazal
8th November 2017 12:00 am
Upper Nile
30th October 2017 9:00 am
Freedom Hall, Juba
27th October 2017 7:00 pm
SSBC Television, Juba
26th October 2017 6:00 pm
Radio Miraya 101 FM, Juba
26th October 2017 4:00 pm
SSBC 105 FM, Juba
3rd October 2017 12:00 am
Yei Central Equatoria
14th September 2017 11:00 am
UNDP Office Compound

Remembering Independence Day

Independence Day on the Timeline for Peace in South Sudan

News and Announcements

1st November 2019 • Press release

The leaders and representatives of 49 out of 52 political parties in South Sudan met at Freedom Hall in Juba from the 28th to the 29th of October 2019, under the auspices of the National Dialogue Steering Committee, chaired by Hon. Angelo Beda, Co-chai …

14th October 2019 • News item

The South Sudan National Dialogue Secretariat is pleased to introduce the new Web and Content Manager, Amos Agiro.  Amos, a Kenyan, will assume duties at the National Dialogue Secretariat on the 14th October 2019. He brings with him an impressive and w …

26th August 2019 • Press release

Come let’s us Dialogue, come let’s heal our Nation

30th June 2019 • News item

Hon. Angelo Beda, Co-chair of the South Sudan National Dialogue Steering Committee will meet H.E. Lars Andersen, Ambassador of Norway to South Sudan on Tuesday 2 July 2019. The purpose of the meeting is to exchange views about the SSND process, especia …

30th June 2019 • News item

Community Engagement Committee for the Implementation of Presidential Order No. 25/2017 The Community Engagement Committee (CEC) was formed on 17 June 2019 from six members representing the communities of Acholi, Bari, Bor, Kuku, Lulubo, and Ma’di. The …

14th February 2019 • News item

NATIONAL DIALOGUE STEERING COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP: PRESS STATEMENT ON REGIONAL CONFERENCES. It is now public knowledge that the National Dialogue process is to hold four conferences throughout the country, as it moves towards concluding the National Dial …

19th November 2018 • News item

  By Dr. Francis Mading Deng The Challenge of Continuity in Change The subject of traditional authorities is part of a wider issue of the role of culture in governance, development and nation building. This is an area that raises difficult practic …

29th October 2018 • News item

President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar in Juba The Leadership of South Sudan National Dialogue, on behalf of the Steering Committee, would like to congratulate His Excellency, President Salva Kiir Mayardit, and the entire Government and …

23rd October 2018 • News item

After three days of animated debate, the National Dialogue Steering Committee has today passed a document, entitled “Proposal on the Reorganization of the South Sudanese State.” The document, which will be presented to regional conferences and the Nati …

15th October 2018 • News item

South African Deputy President and Special Presidential Envoy, H.E David Mabuza met today at Juba Pyramid Hotel with National Dialogue Steering Committee Leadership. South Africa Deputy President H.E David Mabuza said in a meeting today that his countr …

3rd October 2018 • News item

Hon. Tut Kew Gatluak, Presidential Adviser on Security A team of government peace negotiators, led by its Chairperson, Hon. Tut Kew Gatluak has commended the ‘tremendous work’ that the South Sudan National Dialogue Steering Committee has been doing for …

26th September 2018 • News item

For South Sudan to conquer its present governance challenges, it must embrace its past and emphasize centrality of traditional authority and cultures in contemporary rule in the country, ND Steering Committee members agreed today in an extraordinary si …

28th August 2018 • News item

Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in South Sudan and head of UNMISS, H.E David Shearer (Photo by: UNMISS) On 27 August 2018, The Dawn Daily English Newspaper published an exclusive interview with Special Representative of the UN Secret …

24th August 2018 • Press release

The Revitalization Forum has recently been moving around the region, starting from Addis Ababa to Khartoum and Uganda, and is expected to extend to Nairobi for what is hoped to be a concluding phase. The process continued to reflect the now familiar di …

21st August 2018 • Press release

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN NATIONAL DIALOGUE STEERING COMMITTEE JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN; PRESS STATEMENT The President of the Republic of South Sudan, representing the popularly elected will of the sovereign people of South Sudan, recently signed a revitalized …

21st August 2018 • News item

The leadership of the South Sudan National Dialogue Steering Commitee has welcomed the recently signed Khartoum Peace Agreement. In a press release signed by its two Co-Chairs, Hon. Abel Alier and Hon. Angelo Beda, respectively, the leaders call on all …

8th August 2018 • News item

ND leadership and the business community adress the media on February 23, 2018 following a consultative event at Freedom Hall, Juba The South Sudan National Dialogue Steering Committee has issued a press release rejecting collections of funds from busi …

2nd July 2018 • News item

  الْحَوَارُالْوَطَنِي لِشَعْبِ جَنَوبِ الْسُّودَانِ أمَلُ الأجِيَالِ   مَوْضُوعُنَا الْيَوْمَ     :-إذاَ تَتَسَامَحُ أرواحُ الْشٌهَدَاءِ وَالْمَوْتَىَ، فَهَلْ يُمْكَنُ أنْ يَتَسَامَحُ الأحْيَاءُ؟ bbbb ( تَحْتَ الْشِّعَار :- (الْصَرَاحَة راحة …

20th June 2018 • News item

The South Sudan National Dialogue leadership has today briefed a group of stakeholders accredited to the body by a Presidential decree. In a meeting chaired by the Co-Chair of the National Dialogue Steering Committee, Hon. Angelo Beda, and attended by …

30th May 2018 • News item

After a year of internal deliberations and countrywide grassroots consultative meetings, the National Dialogue Steering Committee has today unveiled a new calendar that is set to carry the peace-making body up to the end of its work this year. Last wee …

13th April 2018 • News item

Workshop participants posed for a photo on April 13, 2018 The South Sudan National Dialogue Steering Committee, Communication Unit in collaboration with the Communication and Information Committee in the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA …

27th March 2018 • News item

Anyuak Elder speaks out at a National Dialogue Consultative Forum on March 26, 2018 at Freedom Hall. Photo by: Ikilass Henry/SSND Anyuak from Pochalla, Boma State, and Akobo, Akobo State, held a consultative meeting Monday with South Sudan National Dia …

17th March 2018 • News item

Leaders of Adjumani refugee settlements, Northern Uganda, paid a rare visit to South Sudan National Dialogue headquarters on Friday in an emphatic plea for peace. In November 2017, the National Dialogue sub-committee of Refugees and International Outre …

South Sudan National Dialogue
15th March 2018 • Press release

Why has it taken long for the war in South Sudan to end at the watch of the very leaders who fought in the liberation struggle? This was the question on the lips of every stakeholder at the National Dialogue discussions in Khartoum. More than four hund …

South Sudan National Dialogue Leadership presides over the meeting of the plenary on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Photo by: Ikilass Henry/SSND
14th March 2018 • News item

This week’s plenary meetings have been deferred to 5th April to allow all committees to finalize their reports, Deputy Co-chair of the National Dialogue, Hon. Gabriel Yoah said yesterday. About 30 members of the National Dialogue Steering Committee att …

12th March 2018 • News item

H.E Samey Shoukry, the Egyptian Foreign Minister arrives at the Freedom Hall on March 12, 2018 to meeting with ND leadership. Photo by: Ikilass Henry/SSND H.E Samey Shoukry, the Foreign Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt, paid a one-day visit to So …

9th March 2018 • News item

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks during a news conference after a meeting with his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni at the foreign ministry in Cairo, Egypt, July 13, 2015 – REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany Arab Republic of Egypt Foreign Mi …

6th March 2018 • News item

South Sudan National Dialogue Steering Committee is set to reconvene its proceedings next Tuesday to debate on the process’s future, its leadership has announced. The plenary sessions would consider “Where do we go from here? What are the problems and …

1st March 2018 • News item

National Dialogue Consultation A number of critics wonder whether the South Sudan National Dialogue is dead, inactive or up to any good? Some cynics went as far as accusing the Initiative of ‘wasting money and time.’ Today, the leadership of the Nation …

26th February 2018 • News item

Juba – Business leaders from South Sudan Chamber of Commerce and National Dialogue Leadership have shared views at a consultative event in Juba. Held on February 23, 2018, the forum was organized to brief the business community on the dialogue’s progre …

23rd February 2018 • News item

National Dialogue Co-Chair Hon. Gabriel Yoal and head of delegation to Egypt briefs the media at the Juba International Airport on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 Juba – A high-level delegation of the leadership of the South Sudan National Dialogue travell …

22nd February 2018 • News item

Chairperson of National Dialogue Sub-committee on Refugees & International Outreach (Centre) Hon. Deng Dau Malek meets with Ethiopian Amb. to South Sudan H.E Fesseha Shawel Gebre (right) on Thursday February 22, 2018 at the Ethiopian Embassy, Juba. …

National Dialogue Co-Chair Hon. Angelo Beda and Deputy Co-Chair Hon.Gabriel Yoal Dok in a meeting at Freedom Hall, Juba on February 20, 2018.
20th February 2018 • News item

The South Sudan National Dialogue Steering Committee have embarked on new waves of consultations in states that were previously uncovered. More committees are soon to be dispatched across the vast country.

13th February 2018 • Press release

Remarks by Amb. Francis Mading Deng Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 5-16, Feb 2018. It is my pleasure and honor to have been invited again to this phase of the High-Level Revitalization Forum. I particularly appreciate the fact that I am invited in my personal …

13th February 2018 • News item

Turkish Ambassador H.E Hassan Seviir Asan (centre) inspects the National Dialogue premises following a bilateral meeting on February 13, 2018 at Freedom Hall, Juba. (Juba-South Sudan) – Turkey is set to engage bilaterally with the National Dialogue Ste …

Alfred Taban Reads Juba Monitor Paper
25th January 2018 • News item

On Thursday, January 18th, 2018, the National Dialogue of South Sudan convened a high-level forum on press freedom in South Sudan. The all-day event took place in Juba, South Sudan, at the Juba Grand Hotel. The event was led by National Dialogue Head o …

3rd January 2018 • News item

People of Imotong State calls for federal system of government Lopa: Chan Deal December 31, 2017, the National Dialogue steering committee for Easten Equatoria sup-region headed by Chairperson Nartisio Loluke Manir conducted National Dialogue consultat …

National Dialogue Consultation in Torit, Eastern Equatoria
29th December 2017 • News item

While high-level HLRF peace talks were held in faraway Addis Ababa, the National Dialogue subcommittee for the Eastern Equatoria region convened more grassroots consultation forums deep in the heart of South Sudan. Under an English and Arabic language …

25th December 2017 • News item

Torit: Chan Deal The National Dialogue sup- committee for Eastern Equtoria region heading  by Honerble Nertisio Loloki Monir lounch consultations meeting with different groups in Torit the former Capital of the Eastern Equatoria state . In the consulta …

Ambassador Francis M. Deng
18th December 2017 • Press release

What follows below is the full text of the statement by National Dialogue Spokesperson Francis M. Deng at the recent High-Level Revitalization Forum in Addis Ababa. In his statement, Amb. Deng represented the goals and interests of the South Sudan Nati …

18th December 2017 • News item

The National Dialogue Subcommittee for the greater Lakes States has begun holding consultations in the region. The Subcommittee’s delegation, headed by Hon. Benjamin Majak, arrived in Eastern Lakes capitol Yirol on Friday, December 15th. The delegation …

5th December 2017 • Press release

Good after Noon ladies and gentlemen of the press The leadership of the National Dialogue’s Subcommittee on Refugees and International Outreach would wish to extend its gratitude and appreciations to the media for the good coverage of the consultations …

Nairobi Consultation
3rd December 2017 • News item

The Refugee and International Outreach Subcommittee has released an official summary of its findings from its lengthy consultations in Nairobi. In response to heavy demand for participation, the consultation was extended from three to four days. Subcom …

The UN is a Stakeholder in National Dialogue
30th November 2017 • Press release

Co-chair Angelo Beda and other members of the National Dialogue’s Leadership team will meet with a Strategic Review Team from UN Headquarters. The meeting will occur this Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 2 pm at Freedom Hall in Juba. The National Dialogue …

Yei River State Consultation
29th November 2017 • Press release

The National Dialogue Steering Committee’s Subcommittee for Central Equatoria has successfully concluded its consultations in Yei River state on Friday, November 24th. A video recording of the event will be broadcast on SSBC TV from 7 to 8 pm. Addition …

Taban Deng Gai Endorses National Dialogue Outcomes
28th November 2017 • News item

Yesterday Monday, November 27th, 2017, National Dialogue Co-chair Hon Angelo Beda met with First Vice-president General Taban Deng Gai.  The First Vice-president promised that South Sudan’s transitional government is ready to implement all the resoluti …

Alfred Taban Journalist National Dialogue
27th November 2017 • Press release

The National Dialogue has released a statement confirming an ongoing behind-the-scenes effort to improve the climate for National Dialogue in South Sudan. Negotiations between the National Dialogue and the Government revolve around securing the release …

Dr. Seth Rumi, UNMISS South Sudan
26th November 2017 • News item

Farewell, Dr. Seth Kumi, friend to South Sudan and earnest supporter of National Dialogue. 70 Juba VIPs attended a special event organized by Ebony Center for Strategic Studies and Sudd Institute at the Juba Grand Hotel’s Gudele Hall on Saturday to bid …

Adjumani Refugee Consultations
25th November 2017 • Press release

Consultations were held Kampala, the Arua District, and the Adjumani District with the goal of determining what Uganda refugees want. Here is what was discovered.

Elderly refugee
22nd November 2017 • News item

Today in Rhino refugee camp Uganda, people were too scared to attend National Dialogue consultations in morning, leaving the Subcommittee on Refugees and International Outreach presiding over an empty meeting room. It was unclear why refugees wouldn’t …

Consultation Events at Refugee Camps in Uganda and Kenya
15th November 2017 • News item

National Dialogue has released a detailed agenda for the delegations which left Juba on Monday, November 13th, 2017, b0und for neighboring Kenya and Uganda.

Refugee & International Consultation Outreach
14th November 2017 • News item

National Dialogue releases international “Plan of Action” for refugee and diaspora consultations in 8 African countries and the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. The countries to be visited are home to approximately four million refugees and over one mill …

A South Sudanese refugee camp in Uganda
12th November 2017 • Press release

The National Dialogue’s Sub-committee on Refugees and International Outreach is set to leave Juba on Monday for consultations with urban and rural refugees in Kampala and 58 camps in Northern Uganda.

Malakal in Upper Nile
9th November 2017 • Press release

Hon. Simon Kun Poch, Head of the National Dialogue’s Subcommittee on the Upper Nile Province, will lead a comprehensive round of local consultation around all 5 Upper Nile Province states, leading to a regional consultation forum in Malakal.

Maps of States of South Sudan
24th October 2017 • News item

  The National Dialogue’s Subcommittee for Central Equatoria has finished their consultation in Yei, Morobo, Kaya and Lainya. The same subcommittee returns today to continue with their consultations here in Gubek state and Terekeka.Congratulation …

Hom. Co-Chair Angelo Beda with South African Deputy President Ramaphosa
19th October 2017 • News item

The Deputy President of South Africa H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa met the National Dialogue delegation, which arrived in Cape Town on Tuesday 10th October 2017, for a working retreat. Ramaphosa spent six hours discussing the role of the National Dialogue in th …

9th October 2017 • News item

Here’s a summary of some of the most recent developments from the National Dialogue process. There is a collective feeling that the National Dialogue is gaining steam and these events reflect that.   Here in Juba Capital City, the National Dialogu …

28th September 2017 • News item

The meeting discussed how to receive the three committees and recommendations on the security situation and how to organize the dialogue process in the three regions, which will take about three to four weeks.

27th September 2017 • News item

Speech delivered by the Hon. Angela Beda on the occasion of the swearing in of the National Dialogue membership. This speech was given in the presence of President Kiir of South Sudan and President Museveni of Uganda. Click to download Angelo Beda’s Ma …

How National Dialogue Works
15th September 2017 • News item

Today in Juba members of the National Dialogue organizing bodies, the Leadership, Secretariat, and Steering Committee, were sworn in by President Salva Kiir. The event was a significant milestone in the development of the National Timeline as it marked …

22nd May 2017 • News item

A statement was offered by National Dialogue Co-Chair H.E. Abel Alier-Wal Kwai at the swearing-in ceremony at Freedom Hall, Juba, attended by President Salva Kiir, President Museveni, and other heads of state and diplomats.   On behalf of the memb …

Salva Kiir National Dialogue Speech
14th December 2016 • News item

“Remember, Dialogue has been a hallmark of our liberation struggle. We had always used dialogue as a mechanism to manage our differences and to recommit ourselves to our unity of purpose and resolve to set our people free.”