Sudan/South Sudan

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • October 2007

    Sudan: North-South

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS), which expires on 31 October. It is unclear whether members will want to use this opportunity to convey key messages regarding challenges surrounding the north-south Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

  • 5 September 2007

    Update Report No. 1: Sudan: North-South

    Update Report

    The Secretary-General's quarterly report on the "north-south" situation in Sudan is before the Council for consideration. Consultations are currently scheduled for Friday, 7 September.

  • September 2007

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    September is likely to be another important month for Council members regarding Sudan. Various important events are scheduled and are seen by Council members as significant opportunities to maintain momentum on both the peacekeeping and political tracks in Darfur. Separate discussions on the Secretary-General's August UNMIS report seemed possible.

  • May 2007

    Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, Council members will turn increased attention to securing Khartoum's compliance with its commitments on the hybrid AU-UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur. It remains to be seen whether the Council will also put weight behind the political process. At press time, Council members were negotiating a US draft renewing UNMIS for three months.

  • January 2007

    Southern Sudan

    Monthly Forecast

    The quarterly Secretary-General's report on Sudan is due in January. Council action is not needed on the mandate of the UN Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS) since it expires on 30 April 2007. However, discussion of growing tensions and the linkages with the widening regional conflict is possible.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.