26/10/2004
Press Release
SC/8224


Security Council

5063rd Meeting* (AM)


SECURITY COUNCIL DECIDES TO HOLD TWO-DAY MEETING ON SUDAN

 

FROM 18 TO 19 NOVEMBER IN NAIROBI

 


The Security Council this morning decided to hold a two-day meeting on the situation in the Sudan on 18 and 19 November in Nairobi, Kenya, with representatives of the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD).


Through the unanimous adoption of resolution 1569 (2004), the Council also decided that the agenda for the meetings will be the reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan.  [For summaries of the Secretary-General’s 2004 reports, see Press Releases SC/8206 of 5 October, SC/8180 of 2 September and SC/8120 of 11 June.  The Secretary-General’s latest progress report can be found in document S/2004/787 issued on 4 October.]


By further terms of the text, the Council also decided to take the opportunity of its presence in Nairobi to discuss other peace efforts in the region with both the African Union and IGAD.


The Council’s discussion is expected to focus on the civil conflicts engulfing the Sudan, including the crisis in the Darfur region, as well as the long-running civil war in the southern part of the country.


This will be the eleventh time in its history that the Council has met away from United Nations Headquarters in New York and its first formal meeting in Nairobi.  It has also visited London; Paris (twice); Geneva; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Panama City, Panama; as well as several venues in New YorkState other than at United Nations Headquarters.


The meeting began at 10:10 a.m. and adjourned at 10:14 a.m.


The full text of resolution 1569 (2004) is as follows:


The Security Council,


Acting in accordance with Article 28 (3) of the Charter of the United Nations,


“1.   Decides to hold meetings in Nairobi starting on 18 November 2004 and ending on 19 November 2004, and that the agenda for these meetings will be “The Reports of the Secretary-General on the Sudan”;


“2.   Decides also to discuss Sudan with representatives of the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development at the above-mentioned meetings, and to take the opportunity of the presence of the Security Council in Nairobi to discuss other peace efforts in the region with both the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development;


“3.   Decides also, with respect to the meetings referred to in paragraph 1 above to waive the requirement laid down in Rule 49 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure that the verbatim record of each meeting of the Council shall be made available on the first working day following the meeting and decides that the verbatim record will be issued in New York subsequently.”


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*     The 5062nd Meeting was closed.