This peace agreement, the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), was finalized in September 2018, and marked an attempt to quell violent conflict in South Sudan, and ushered in a ‘transitional period’ that would lead to elections in 2024 (this has recently been extended two years). The agreement was brokered by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).