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Laurits Holdt

Forværring af situationen i Darfur

Expressing deep concern at the “serious deterioration” in the security situation in Darfur, the Security Council has decided today to extend for one year, until 30 June 2016, the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in the Western region of Sudan.

The mission, known by the acronym UNAMID, will consist of 15,845 military personnel, 1,583 police personnel and 13 formed police units of up to 140 personnel each, says a resolution adopted unanimously this morning by the 15-member Council.

While welcoming progress made in implementation of some elements of the Doha Document, including the completion of some security arrangements, the Council deplores “continuing serious delays” in overall implementation of the accord. The Council therefore demands that all parties to the conflict in Darfur, including in particular the non-signatory armed groups, and other groups to immediately cease all acts of violence, and commit themselves to a sustained and permanent ceasefire.

Historisk mulighed i Mali

29 June 2015 – The Security Council today extended the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for one year, within the authorized troop ceiling of 11,240 military personnel, including, for the first time, at least 40 military observers to monitor and supervise the country’s newly agreed ceasefire.

The Council welcomed the signing of the agreement over the past weeks by the Malian Government and the coalitions of armed groups that had remained outside the accord – the Plateforme, and the Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad, as “a historic opportunity” to achieve lasting peace in Mali.

At the same time, the Council strongly condemned the violations of the ceasefire by the Malian parties, which had led to loss of life, including of civilians, and displacement and undermined the peace process.