Haysom reported on some notable achievements since he last briefed the Security Council in March: The South Sudanese government has reorganized the national legislature and appointed 550 new members. It has also established a task force to oversee and coordinate transitional justice and other judicial reforms.
He pointed out that it is important that the government has also initiated a “permanent constitution-making process” based on an inclusive national dialogue aimed at laying the foundation for a new social contract between South Sudanese citizens.
Haysom said that drafting a national constitution is a typical act of sovereignty, which expresses the highest vision and most cherished values of a country.
As far as UNMISS is concerned, it has recently deployed a needs assessment mission requested by the Security Council in order to hold free and fair elections. A detailed report will be submitted shortly.