Statement Issued by Chairperson of African Union Commission, United Nations Secretary-General

31 Dec

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, refer to the decisions respectively made by the African Union Peace and Security Council in communiqué PSC/PR/COMM. (CMLXVIII) of 30 November and the United Nations Security Council in resolution 2559 (2020) of 22 December, to terminate the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

Regional Dynamics Favour Peace Process in Darfur, Chair of 1591 Committee on Sudan Sanctions Tells Security Council, Saying Measures Support Progress

11 Dec

Regional dynamics remained favorable to the peace process in Darfur, the Chair of the Security Council’s Sudan sanctions committee said during a videoconference meeting on 11 December, underscoring that such sanctions were not in place to punish the country, but to support its attainment of sustainable peace.

Justice within Reach for Darfur’s Victims, International Criminal Court Prosecutor Tells Security Council

10 Dec

Justice in a key case is within reach for victims of crimes in Darfur, said the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in a 10 December video‑teleconference meeting, as she outlined improving relations with the Government of Sudan in efforts to hold perpetrators of atrocity crimes to account.

Top Officials, Briefing Security Council, Urge International Support for Sudan, as Recent Political Progress Faces Complex Challenges

8 Dec

Officials briefing the Security Council today called for international support for Sudan as it advances in the face of complex challenges, outlining that country’s recent political progress and the transition from the African Union‑United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) to a newly mandated presence.

Security Council Extends United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei until 15 May, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2550 (2020)

12 Nov

Welcoming recent political rapprochement between Sudan and South Sudan but calling on those countries to make more progress on border issues, the Security Council today renewed the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 May 2021.