Sudan

  • April 2009

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The mandate for the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) expires on 30 April. The Council is expected to renew the mandate. A briefing and consultations are also expected in April on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). 

  • 13 February 2009

    Update Report No. 1: Sudan

    Update Report

    Council members anticipate that shortly a decision will be issued by the judges of the pre-trial chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) concerning the prosecutor’s application of 14 July 2008 for the issuance of an arrest warrant against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

  • February 2009

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    Consultations in the Council on UNAMID and UNMIS are expected in February. The Under Secretary-General for the Department of Field Support, Susana Malcorra, and the Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Alain Le Roy, are likely to brief the Council.

  • December 2008

    Sudan/Darfur

    Monthly Forecast

    The report of the Secretary-General on the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) is expected by 30 November, and the Council is expected to discuss it in December. The Under Secretary-General for Field Support, Susana Malcorra, and the Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Alain Le Roy, are expected to brief the Council on efforts to expedite the deployment of UNAMID. A briefing by the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo, on his work in Sudan is also expected.

  • October 2008

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Secretary-General’s report on the hybrid UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is due on 30 September. Its mandate expires 31 July 2009, while the mandate for the UN Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS) expires 30 April 2009. It is unclear whether there will be any substantive discussion of Darfur issues.

  • September 2008

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    Darfur will continue to be a focus for the Council in September. In particular Council members are expected to discuss issues relating to the deployment of the UN-AU Mission (UNAMID) and current proceedings before the International Criminal Court (ICC).

  • August 2008

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The situation in Darfur, attacks on the UN-AU Mission, lack of cooperation regarding its deployment, and tensions arising from proceedings before the International Criminal Court mean that Darfur issues will continue to be on the Council’s agenda in August.

  • 28 July 2008

    Update Report No. 4: Sudan

    Update Report

    The Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) by 31 July. But there are significant divisions as a result of South African and Libyan proposals to include a paragraph suspending proceedings relating to Darfurbefore the International Criminal Court (ICC). This and other issues are 

  • July 2008

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), which expires on 31 July. The Secretary-General’s quarterly report on the UN Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS, deployed in the south) is also expected.

  • 11 June 2008

    Update Report No. 4: Sudan/Darfur

    Update Report

    Members have been discussing a draft presidential statement on the issue of Sudan’s cooperation with the International Criminal Court (ICC). It is unclear whether agreement will be reached. It is possible that Costa Rica, the draft’s sponsor, may table it as a draft resolution.

  • June 2008

    Sudan/Chad

    Monthly Forecast

    In early June, a Council mission will visit Sudan and Chad. Discussions are likely to include:the north-south Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA);the recent violence, prospects for a cessation of hostilities and a peace process in Darfur;deployment of the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID); and Chad-Sudan relations and the conflicts in both countries.

  • May 2008

    Sudan/Darfur

    Monthly Forecast

    A strong Council focus on Darfur is expected in May, in particular in the lead up to the scheduled Council visit to the region at the end of the month.   

  • April 2008

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to continue to closely monitor developments in Darfur, including the security situation, deployment of the UN-AU Mission (UNAMID) and political reconciliation. Consultations are likely on the Secretary-General’s expected monthly report. Darfur issues are also likely to emerge during the Council’s expected joint meeting with the AU Peace and Security Council in April. On the north-south issue, members are also expected to renew the UNMIS mandate which expires on 30 April.

  • March 2008

    Sudan/Darfur

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to continue monitoring the difficulties faced by the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and developments on Chad-Sudan relations. Consultations are likely, but it is unclear if proposals for Council action will emerge.At press time, the sanctions committee was expected to consider a request from Khartoum for sanctions against the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM).

  • February 2008

    Sudan/Darfur

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to focus more closely on the difficulties surrounding the deployment of the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), and is likely to seek briefings on meetings between the Secretariat and Sudan, including expected discussions in the margins of the AU Summit in Addis Ababa from 25 January to 3 February.