South Sudan Conflict, and Democracy Consolidation. South Sudan Conflict, South Sudan Ethnic Crises, South Sudan History Book has all these information. Inclusion and empowerment are vital for both democracy and development to take hold in conflict and post-conflict situations, according to Nicholas Haysom, special representative of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for Sudan and South Sudan. "I think the temptation in some of these situations is to suppress different people's identities," said Haysom, who was previously the secretary-general's representative in Afghanistan. "They'll say there's only one identity, [and] you can understand that because of the imperative of nation building." "But that cannot be the basis of building a firm and inclusive society. It has to be one that recognizes people's differences but based on their shared values and shared interests and destiny," he said.