Thursday, March 17, 2011, 2:00-3:00pm
European Parliament – Room PHS P1 C047
Author Hilde F. Johnson, MEP Louis Michel, Bert Koenders, & Amb. Rosalind Marsden
MEP Louis Michel is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on the referendum in Sudan and its implications.
Sudan is facing its most critical period in history. With the
referendum result in Southern Sudan one of the first partitions of an
African state since the colonial era will become a reality. On 9 July
2011 a Declaration of Independence is likely to happen, giving birth to a
The discussion will be based on the most recent developments in Sudan and on the new book, Waging Peace in Sudan, The Inside Story of the Negotiations That Ended Africa’s Longest Civil War
by Hilde F. Johnson. As Norwegian Minister of International
Development, Ms. Johnson played a pivotal role in the achievement of the
Comprehensive Peace Agreement for Sudan in 2005 between the Government
of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM). From 2007,
Ms. Johnson has been Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF.
Ms. Johnson will share her analysis of the situation in Sudan, together
with other prominent speakers, MEP Louis Michel and former Foreign
Minister of Belgium, Bert Koenders, Former Minister of Development
Cooperation of the Netherlands and Rosalind Marsden, the EU Special
Representative for Sudan. We hope you can join us for this event.
- Louis Michel, Co-Chair of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, European Parliament
- Ms. Hilde F. Johnson, Author of ‘Waging Peace in Sudan’
- Bert Koenders, Former Minister of Development Cooperation, the Netherlands
- Amb. Rosalind Marsden, EU Special Representative for Sudan
- Véronique de Keyser, Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission for the Southern Sudan Referendum
Please respond to Louis Michel, before 10 March, by fax +32 (0)2 28 49532 or
If not accredited to the European Parliament, please send your name, organization, date of birth and address.