Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan

Welcome to the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan

Vision: A Sudan and South Sudan that are at peace internally, with one another, and with their neighbors.

Mission: The United States is:

  • Pressing for an end to the ongoing internal conflict in Darfur, Southern Kordofan, and Blue Nile state, and for the Government of Sudan to cease indiscriminate bombing, the denial of unfettered humanitarian access and disregard of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and to address the legitimate political concerns of all of the country’s diverse population.
  • Working to end the crisis in South Sudan by supporting the implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict, calling on parties to adhere to the permanent cease-fire, and supporting efforts to ensure development, justice, and reconciliation.

Honoring 2016 International Women of Courage Awardee from Sudan Ms. Awadeya Mahmoud

Date: 03/31/2016 Description: International Women of Courage Awardee, Awadeya Mahmoud with the Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan - State Dept Image

Ambassador Booth (Mar. 31, 2016): " I am proud to say Ms. Mahmoud is the second woman from Sudan to receive this great honor. As we celebrate her today, we also reaffirm our steadfast commitment to the rights, security, and dignity of women around the world." Full Text» More»

Statement of the High-Level Meeting of the JMEC Partners Group on South Sudan

Date: 02/18/2016 Description: Special Envoy Booth with JMEC Partners Group in Nairobi, Kenya February 18, 2016 - State Dept Image

Feb. 18, 2016: The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Partners Group—including representatives of Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Sudan, Somalia, Chad, China, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States, the African Union Commission, the European Union, the IGAD Partners Forum and the United Nations met to discuss implementation of all aspects of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS). More»

Message from Ambassador Booth for Road to Peace and Democracy Conference

Ambassador Booth (Nov. 6, 2015):
"The United States and the international community stand in solidarity with the South Sudanese people. We are committed to supporting a credible, independent and effective hybrid court to hold to account the perpetrators of atrocities- as well as supporting the process of truth-telling to enable victims to bring some measure of closure to the cycle of revenge that has consumed South Sudan." Full Text»


Ambassador Booth (Oct. 1, 2015):
"At this point, the focus really needs to be on getting stood up the mechanisms foreseen in the peace agreement, the most critical being that of the joint monitoring and evaluation committee, the JMEC. The IGAD is supposed to appoint the chairman of the JMEC. We are hoping that that might happen this week. We, again, continue to urge IGAD to move forward and do that as quickly as possible." Full Text»


Date: 09/29/2015 Description: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon © UN Image

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
(Sept. 29, 2015): "
South Sudan’s leaders have a chance to correct their grave mistakes and focus on the well-being of those who entrusted them with this role – the people of South Sudan. ... The United Nations will continue to stand by the people of South Sudan. We are ready to support implementation of the agreement and will continue to protect civilians and provide humanitarian assistance." Full Text»


Date: 07/28/2015 Location: Washington, DC Description: President Obama and Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan - State Dept Image President Obama (July 28, 2015): "As Africa changes, I’ve called on the world to change its approach to Africa. So many Africans have told me, we don’t want just aid, we want trade that fuels progress. We don’t want patrons, we want partners who help us build our own capacity to grow." Full Text»>