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Peace Agreements

Cessation of Hostilities in Somalia

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Somalia

Parties: Prime Minister of Transitional National Government; President of the Puntland State of Somalia; Speaker of the Transitional National Assembly; Co-Chairman of Somalia Reconciliation and Restoration Council; Somali political leaders and civil society

Type: Intra-state

Declaration on Cessation of Hostilities and the Structures and Principles of the Somalia National Reconciliation Process

27 October 2002

The Parties agreed to create federal governance structures for Somalia, embodied in a Charter or Constitution, which are inclusive, representative and accepted by all Parties. The Parties endorsed the principle of decentralisation, and agreed to ensure the rights, representation and protection of all Somali individuals and groups. The Parties agreed to use only peaceful means of conflict resolution. The Parties agreed to undertake political negotiations and technical discussions in good faith and in a spirit of cooperation in each phase of the Somalia National Reconciliation Process and to abide by the conclusions resulting from the process.