Jonglei Peace Initiative statement
Washington, D.C. – Twenty-five South Sudanese diaspora community leaders from across North America, including both Canada and the USA, gathered in Washington, DC January 21-22, 2012 and focused on helping bring peace to their native state of Jonglei in the new country of the Republic of South Sudan. We are known as the Jonglei Peace Initiative (JPI) and include men and women from the Anyuak, Nuer, Murle, and Dinka people. Officials from the Embassy of South Sudan and international resource people joined us. We have agreed to call ourselves JPI -- USA.