Sudan/South Sudan

  • 19 May 2011

    Security Council Mission to Africa

    What's in Blue

    Council members will begin their mission to Africa tomorrow. (The Council itself remains formally at Headquarters in New York and would meet here if required on any issue.) Members will be visiting Nairobi, Juba, Abyei, Khartoum and Addis Ababa. Members...

  • May 2011

    South Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to receive a briefing and report from the Secretary-General with recommendations on the mandate and composition of a new UN mission in South Sudan.

  • 26 April 2011

    Insights on Sudan

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow (Wednesday, 27 April) the Council is likely to adopt a “technical rollover” resolution extending the UN Mission in Sudan. The current mandate of UNMIS expires on 30 April. The draft resolution would renew it until 9 July at current...

  • 19 April 2011

    Insights on Sudan

    What's in Blue

    The Council is expected to receive two separate briefings tomorrow (Wednesday, 20 April) on Sudan – one on the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) and the other on the AU-UN Hybrid mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Council members will also have...

  • April 2011

    South Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council will consider the Secretary-General’s report on UNMIS which is due in mid-April and will also receive a briefing from the Secretariat.

  • 21 March 2011

    Insights on Sudan

    What's in Blue

    The Council will have a closed meeting this afternoon on Sudan. A representative from the South Sudan government and the Sudanese permanent representative to the UN will be invited to participate. Atul Khare, the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, will...

  • March 2011

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In March the Council is scheduled to receive a report from the new chair of the Sudan Sanctions Committee, Colombia’s Ambassador, Néstor Osorio, and the Sudan Sanctions Committee expects to receive a report from its panel of experts by 31 March.

  • February 2011

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The official results of the Southern Sudan referendum are expected on 14 February or possibly earlier if there are no appeals lodged. The Council is expected to meet after the announcement of the official results and issue a statement.

  • 17 January 2011

    Insights on Sudan

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow the Council will be briefed by Benjamin Mkapa and Haile Menkerios on the referendum in Sudan followed by statements from Council members on the situation. Originally consultations were scheduled following the briefing but with some members wanting to present...

  • January 2011

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to hold consultations on Sudan prior to the start of voting in the Southern Sudan referendum, scheduled to be conducted for one week from 9 January. Council consultations are also expected following the end of voting. Any Council response will largely depend upon events on the ground.

  • December 2010

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, the Council will be briefed by the head of UN peacekeeping, Alain Le Roy, on the progress of preparations for the referenda to be held on 9 January in southern Sudan and Abyei and the situation in Darfur.

  • November 2010

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    A ministerial-level meeting is expected on 16 November where the Council will be briefed on preparations for the referenda in Sudan, the situation in Darfur and progress of the Doha peace talks.

  • October 2010

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The high-level meeting on Sudan held at UN Headquarters on 24 September has focused attention on the risks over the coming months and seems likely to ensure ongoing attention in the Council as well. At press time there were indicators that the Council would visit Sudan in the first week of October.

  • July 2010

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In July the Council is expected to renew the mandate of UNAMID which expires on 31 July. Prior to that, the Council expects to receive a report from the Secretary-General. Consultations on UNMIS are also likely.

  • June 2010

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In June, the Council is expected to hold a high-level meeting on the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and the Darfur peace process with the heads of the two operations in Sudan, Haile Menkerios and Ibrahim Gambari, AU-UN Joint Chief Mediator Djibril Bassolé and former South African President Thabo Mbeki, who headed the AU Panel on Darfur.