25 May 2007
Security Council
SC/9027

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Security Council

5684th Meeting (PM)


SECURITY COUNCIL CALLS FOR FULL, IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION OF UNITED NATIONS


‘SUPPORT PACKAGES’ TO AFRICAN UNION MISSION IN SUDAN


Presidential Statement Notes Agreement on Joint Report

Between United Nations, African Union on Possible Hybrid Mission in Darfur


The Security Council called this afternoon for the full and immediate implementation of the United Nations light and heavy support package of assistance to the African Union Mission in the Sudan (AMIS).


In a statement read out by Zalmay Khalilzad ( United States), its President for May, the Council also demanded that all parties to the conflict in Darfur meet their international obligations, support the political process, end violence against civilians and peacekeepers, and facilitate humanitarian relief.


The Council noted that the agreement between the African Union and the United Nations on the joint report was an important development in the comprehensive approach to the Darfur peace process, which also included re-energizing the political process, strengthening the ceasefire and implementing the three-phase approach to peacekeeping, culminating in an African Union-United Nations hybrid operation.


Today’s meeting began at 4:15 p.m. and ended at 4:20 p.m.


Presidential Statement


The full text of presidential statement S/PRST/2007/15 reads as follows:


“The Security Council welcomes the transmission of the report of the Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the hybrid operation in Darfur, which contains recommendations regarding a mandate and a structure for the hybrid operation, details on the various components of the proposed operation and their specific tasks, and a description of the ongoing efforts of the international community to support the peace process in Darfur and to strengthen the African Union Mission in the Sudan (AMIS).


“The Security Council notes that agreement between the African Union and the United Nations on this joint report is an important development in the comprehensive approach to the peace process in Darfur, which also includes re-energizing the political process, strengthening the ceasefire and implementing the three-phase approach to peacekeeping, culminating in an African Union-United Nations hybrid operation.


“The Security Council calls for the full implementation without delay of the United Nations light and heavy support packages of assistance to AMIS, as well as for the report of the Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the hybrid operation to be considered and taken forward immediately.  The Security Council further demands that all parties meet their international obligations, support the political process, end violence against civilians and attacks on peacekeepers, and facilitate humanitarian relief.”


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