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Special Envoy to Sudan

Date: 06/25/2009 Description: Special Envoy to Sudan Scott Gration, Official Portrait © State Dept Image

Welcome to the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan.

Vision: A Sudan that is politically stable, economically prosperous, and at peace with its own people and neighbors.

Mission: The United States, in concert with the international community, will:

  • support full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, including holding credible national elections in 2009 and a credible referendum in 2011
  • facilitate a political agreement that stops the violence in Darfur, including cross-border violence with Chad, and allows the return of displaced persons to their home areas, and
  • promote regional engagement that effectively counters terrorism and supports stability.

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Special Envoy Gration Takes Your Questions on Sudan
(Nov. 10): Special Envoy to Sudan Gration and National Security Council Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs Power discussed current Sudan policy during a live webcast. Watch here | Full Text

Statement of President Barack Obama on Sudan Strategy
President Obama: ." - Full Text
"For years, the people of Sudan have faced enormous and unacceptable hardship. The genocide in Darfur has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and left millions more displaced. Conflict in the region has wrought more suffering, posing dangers beyond Sudan’s borders and blocking the potential of this important part of Africa. Sudan is now poised to fall further into chaos if swift action is not taken

New Sudan Strategy
The United States’ new strategy focuses on reinvigorating the international support that is critical to building peace and security in Sudan. The strategy is the first comprehensive U.S. policy on Sudan that recognizes the links between the Darfur and implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.
-Sudan: A Critical Moment, A Comprehensive Approach
-Remarks on Strategy
-Statement by President Obama
-Background Briefing

Read more on the Sudan country page.