Sudan

  • October 2006

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council will continue to focus on the planned transition from the AU Mission in the Sudan (AMIS) in Darfur to the UN. The Council is also likely to be paying close attention to the beginning of the implementation of the UN package of assistance to AMIS, which resolution 1706 sets as the start of a phased transition. Members will also need to renew the mandate of the UN Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS), which expires on 8 October.

  • September 2006

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    At the time of writing, it seems that a draft resolution establishing the mandate in Darfur for the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) and authorising UN assistance to the AU Mission to the Sudan (AMIS) will be adopted by 1 September. China, Russia and Qatar are uncomfortable with passing the resolution without prior consent from Sudan.

  • 16 August 2006

    Update Report No. 2: Sudan/Darfur

    Update Report

    The Council will hold consultations on Sudan/Darfur on Thursday, 17 August. Members are expected to discuss the recent report of the Secretary-General containing options for transition and for assistance from the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) to the AU Mission in the Sudan (AMIS), as well as his 10 August update on Darfur.

  • August 2006

    Darfur/Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    Contrary to expectations, the Council did not discuss Darfur in July, except for a report from the Chair of the 1591 Sanctions Committee in consultations on 27 July. Perhaps attention was diverted due to events in North Korea, Gaza and Lebanon.

  • July 2006

    Darfur/Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    Discussion of the transition to a UN operation in Darfur is expected to continue in July. The Council expects a report from the Secretariat with the results of the AU/UN assessment mission and options for the transition. It is unclear what Council action will emerge, particularly since Khartoum continues to refuse to agree to the transition.

  • June 2006

    Darfur/Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    Much of the Council's attention and energy in June will be consumed by Sudan. Formulating the details of the future UN mandate in Darfur will be a focus.

  • May 2006

    Sudan/Darfur

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the Council is expected to increase the level of attention to Darfur by:working on the options for the transition from an AU to a UN led force; preparing for a Council visiting mission to Sudan, Addis Ababa and possibly Abuja expected for 5 -11 June; considering the expansion of the list of individuals for targeted sanctions (see the 19th April report of the Panel of Experts); continuing to press for progress in Chad and Abuja; and paying close attention to the situation facing Chad.

  • April 2006

    Sudan/Darfur

    Monthly Forecast

    Having sent a unanimous signal on 24 March that it remains committed to the transition from the AU Mission in Sudan (AMIS) to a UN peacekeeping operation in Darfur, the Council is unlikely to take action on the UN force mandate until it receives an options report from the Secretariat in late April.

  • 22 March 2006

    Update Report No. 3: Sudan/Darfur

    Update Report

    The Council will meet by the end of the week to adopt a resolution extending the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). The current mandate expires on 24 March.

  • March 2006

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council will renew the mandate of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). But the major focus of attention will be the transition from the AU operation in Darfur (AMIS) to a new UN operation. If the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) ministerial meeting on 3 March endorses the transition, this will open the way for the Council to work on the details of the mandate for the UN operation in March.

  • February 2006

    Sudan/Darfur

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council will take an increasingly active interest in the AU/UN discussions on a future role for the UN in Darfur following the decision of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) on 12 January to approve in principle a transition from the AU Mission in Sudan (AMIS) to the UN, "within the framework of the partnership between the AU and the UN". The final decision will be taken later in March; and the confirmation by the Secretary-General after his lunch meeting with the Council on the same day that the Secretariat will be preparing contingency plans.

  • 13 January 2006

    Update Report No.3: Sudan/Darfur

    Update Report

    The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Jan Pronk, and the AU's Chief Mediator in the Darfur crisis, Salim Ahmed Salim, briefed the Council today, 13 January. This followed a meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) and Council discussions with the Secretary-General, both on 12 January.

  • January 2006

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In January, the Council will receive the regular report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the mandate of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). It will also receive the monthly report of the Secretary-General on Darfur.

  • December 2005

    Darfur

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the Panel of Experts on sanctions; the resolution may also address the recent harassment of Panel members in Sudan.

  • November 2005

    Darfur

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council will again take up the problem of Darfur, but will struggle to reach agreement on new measures to impact on the level of violence or the difficulties faced by the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS). The findings in the interim report of the Sanctions Committee's Panel of Experts could lead to some action on the sanctions front.