The training of 2,000 members of signatory armed movements in El Fasher was a significant development in the implementation of the Juba Agreement for Peace in Sudan, the head of the 1591 sanctions committee told the Security Council today, recalling the intention of the 15-nation organ to consider adjusting relevant measures against the country in response to evolving conditions on the ground.
The Security Council decided today to extend the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) until 3 June 2023.
The lack of progress on the political track will result in humanitarian disaster in Sudan, the Head of the United Nations special political mission in that country told the Security Council today, as members diverged over the conditions under which international support should be provided.
The new Permanent Representative of Sudan to the United Nations, Al-Harith Idriss al-Harith Mohamed, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.
The Security Council, acting unanimously today, extended for six months the mandate of its interim security force in Abyei, a contested region on the border of Sudan and South Sudan, as well as its tasks related to border monitoring.
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Barbara Woodward (United Kingdom):
With the final status of Abyei still unresolved, an alarming recent flare-up of violence killing civilians and peacekeepers threatens the apparent calm between Sudan and South Sudan, speakers told the Council today, as that body also looked towards a possible future renewal of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) mandate.
On 8 April 2022, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan met to hear a briefing by the Panel of Experts on the Sudan on the Panel’s work programme for 2022-2023.