Former ambassador Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth served as the Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan in Washington, DC and the former Sudan People’s Liberation Movement Representative to the United States. He is currently working with the foreign ministry in Juba, South Sudan. He was trained and served as a soldier in the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army and received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland College Park. Hon. Gatkuoth advocates for democratic transformation in Sudan, implementation of Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement, development for Southern Sudan, and an immediate end to the crisis in Darfur.